According to a report from NBC Sports Boston’s Joe Haggerty, the Boston Bruins could have goaltender Tuukka Rask back as early as this weekend. There’s also a possibility that the 30-year-old goaltender joins the team for practice today in Boston.
Rask suffered a concussion after colliding with rookie Anders Bjork in practice last week and hasn’t been on the ice since. Head coach Bruce Cassidy said, “He’s in the (concussion) protocol and progressing well. He’ll probably join us for the next step if there are no ill effects from today. That’s a positive. If there are no setbacks, I think Saturday is a more realistic .”
This has to be seen as excellent news for the Bruins. Backup Anton Khudobin has struggled in two starts since Rask’s injury, going 1-1 while allowing eight goals.