Tuukka Rask could return to Bruins
Tuukka Rask’s is crucial for the Boston Bruins future, according to General Manager Don Sweeney.
In a statement on Tuesday, Sweeney said he was optimistic that Rask and the Bruins would be able to reach an agreement.
“If indeed he is healthy and wants to play, then he’s likely to be a part of our group,” Sweeney said.
This positive statement that Rask will re-join the team occurred after forward Jake Debrusk had sent a request to be traded. At present, the Bruins are weighing the options needed to accommodate the request of the 25-year-old player.
Meanwhile, Boston still has plenty of time to negotiate a short-term deal with Rask. According to the Boston medical staff, Rask, who is recovering from off-season hip surgery, can potentially return to play between February and March. That time frame is supported by his recovery taking place faster than expected.
In addition, Rask’s predecessor, Tim Thomas, who also underwent hip surgery in his 30s, believes Rask can return to form with no problem.
Thomas reportedly won his second, Vezina Trophy, the Conn Smythe Trophy, as well as a Stanley Cup in 2010-11, the first year after he had hip surgery at the age of 36.
Tuukka Mikael Rask is a Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently an unrestricted free agent. He previously played for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League .wikipedia
Donald Clarke Sweeney is a Canadian former ice hockey defenceman who played over 1,100 games in the National Hockey League , mostly with the Boston Bruins.wikipedia
Jake DeBrusk is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger currently playing for the Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League .wikipedia
The Boston Bruins are a professional ice hockey team based in Boston. They compete in the National Hockey League as a member of the Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference.wikipedia