Tuukka Rask close to return

Steve Conroy

Tuukka Rask is back in the fold.

Rask practiced yesterday with a handful of Bruins , his second day on the ice after he was forced to the sidelines when an old right knee injury cropped up.

Rask said he feels 100 percent, though given the fact he hasn’t had a full team practice since getting hurt last week, Tim Thomas likely will be in net tonight against the Maple Leafs.

Now that he’s healthy, Rask admitted he was a little nervous when he felt “a little snap” last week.

“Obviously, when you feel pain in the knee, with the job that I do, it’s concerning, but we talked to the doctors and the doctors looked at the MRI and said there was nothing wrong with the knee, so that’s good,” he said.

Rask believes the injury dates back three years ago when he was doing summer training in Finland. His right meniscus was surgically repaired.

“I think it was something leftover from that,” he said. “There was fluid in my knee and it made it swell and it got sore. It’s just a little tweak. I was walking and I heard a little snap and I guess that’s what happened. It’s nothing that happened on the ice.”

Before he got hurt, Rask was the B’s go-to guy, starting seven straight games and playing well. But Thomas has been terrific in past three, and with the B’s desperate for every point, it’s not known when Rask will get back.

“I haven’t had a team practice in a few days, but I just try to keep my mind straight and try to work on the good things and not worry too much when I get to play,” Rask said.


8 Responses to Tuukka Rask close to return

  1. hockey_lover says:

    RASK for the Vezina.

  2. dizon says:

    he is lucky he doesnt have to be in net for kessels break out show tonight

  3. dumbassdoorman says:

    Reading your comments has me laughing in antipation of the comments that you just know are coming.

  4. leafy says:

    Rask for Raycroft. Another Leafs trade that was designed to test the temper and loyalty of Leaf fans. Maybe even their sense of humor.

  5. dumbassdoorman says:

    ya kinda like Courtnall for Kordic…LMAO

  6. reinjosh says:

    it was a test by the management. see how much we can handle before we turn
    so far they are winning
    whatever though.
    no use wondering what could have been.

  7. leafmeister says:

    Dreger is reporting that Savard could be done for the season…

  8. bbruins37 says:

    yeah that's what chia said. not too surprising

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