Boston Bruins Officially Sign Tuukka Rask

The Boston Bruins have signed Tuukka Rask to a one-year, $1 million contract.

As PuckPedia stated above, Rask will earn only $545,000 on the year because the contract was signed in the middle of the season. Thus, he will still carry a $1 million cap hit, but that's a complete steal for the Bruins.

Rask re-signing with the Bruins was inevitable, as the 34-year-old signed a tryout contract with the Providence Bruins to get back into game shape. Yet, due to their games being postponed, the veteran never appeared in a contest with them. Instead, the Finnish netminder will now be joining the Bruins immediately.

In 24 games last season, Rask went 15-5-2, while also carrying a .913 save percentage and 2.28 goals-against average. Needless to say, it was another solid year for the veteran.

The Bruins now have a decision to make when it comes to their goaltending. It seems probable that they will send Jeremy Swayman to Providence because he is not waiver-eligible. However, they could also decide to have Rask, Swayman, and Linus Ullmark as a three-goalie unit. No matter what they do, this is great for Boston. 

The Bruins are getting hot and now they have their all-time winningest goaltender back. It certainly has been a good start to 2022 for the team. 

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