Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask opts out of rest of NHL playoffs

Published August 15, 2020 at 4:28 pm


TORONTO — Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask has opted out of the NHL’s playoffs and will be leaving the Toronto secure zone.

Rask made the announcement before Game 3 of the Bruins-Carolina Hurricanes playoff series on Saturday.

Rask says in a statement being with his family is more important than hockey for him right now.

An NHL all-star this year, Rask won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s top goaltender in 2014. He helped the Bruins win a Stanley Cup in 2011.

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