Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask leaves after one period with injury against Islanders

By Field Level Media
Mar 7, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) keeps the puck from coming in front during the second period against the New Jersey Devils at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask left Thursday’s game against the New York Islanders after one period with an upper-body injury.

The Bruins were returning to action after not playing Saturday against the Buffalo Sabres and Tuesday against the Islanders because of COVID-19 concerns.

Rask was dealing with an undisclosed injury before the Bruins went their COVID-19 pause this week but had been cleared to return to action in advance of Thursday’s game.

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Jaroslav Halak took over in goal for the Bruins in the second period.

Rask entered 8-4-2 in 14 starts this season. He had a .906 save percentage and a 2.46 goals-against average. The veteran of 14 seasons is one victory shy of 300 for his career.

–Field Level Media