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Legendary Bruins goaltender returns to play for the team

Published December 7, 2023 at 9:57
BY LIAM
     
Just when it seems the Bruins are past their era of dominance, their older players continue to defy their age and lead the team to a march of winning. This year finally saw the retirement of legends like Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci, but now, a legendary Bruins goalie has been spotted returning to the team.

With goaltender Jeremy Swayman out with an illness, Tuuka Rask has returned to the team to take part in practice, and serve as the emergency backup for tonight's game against Buffalo.


Donning his classic gear and gilded mask, Rask was spotted joining the Bruins for practice this morning. At 36 years old and two years removed from his playing career, it's not likely that Rask will make a serious NHL comeback effort, but it's still fantastic to see the legends being present with the current team.


Rask was originally drafted 21st overall in the 2005 NHL draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, but was traded to the Bruins before he played a game for goaltender Andrew Raycroft. Rask went on to play 564 career games entirely with the Bruins, amassing 308 wins and an unbelievable .921 save percentage.
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