Report: Tuukka Rask Not Expected to Continue His Comeback

This evening, the news is coming out from Fluto Shinzawa that Tuukka Rask is contemplating retiring from the NHL, and Bruins management isn’t expecting him to return.

Fluto stated, “Rask is discussing his future with his family, according to both sources. He may finalize his retirement decision in the next few days.”

Rask had signed a one-year contract with a value of $1 million, which is a 35 plus contract. It is worth noting that the Bruins will receive no cap relief if Rask retires. If Rask were to go on LTIR instead, the Bruins could use his cap space to acquire at the deadline.

If this is the end for Tuukka, he will go out as the Bruins winningest goalie with 564 wins and a Stanley Cup ring along the way.

Going forward

With Rask exiting the goaltending tandem, Jeremy Swayman is expected to take back his position in Boston for the remainder of the season. My expectation is Ullmark will remain the 1A while Swayman competes for games.
This could now impact the Bruins trade deadline. Arizona had reportedly been asking for Swayman in a package for Jakub Chychrun. Now that possibility should go entirely out the window.

Connor Green

Managing Editor & Writer for Inside the Rink

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