Tuukka Rask opts out of Stanley Cup Playoffs
The Bruins announced today that goalie Tuukka Rask has opted out of the playoffs and will return home to be with his family. Backup goalie Jaroslav Halak will take over as starter for the Bruins.
I want to be with my teammates competing, but at this moment there are things more important than hockey in my life, and that is being with my family. I want to thank the Bruins and my teammates for their support and wish them success.Tuukka Rask (Source: nhl.com)
Bruins GM Don Sweeney had this to say about Rask’s decision.
We understand completely where Tuukka is coming from. I don’t think it’s any big surprise to us, to be honest with you. We’re privy to information maybe before the rest of the public is, and this has been a difficult decision for Tuukka, but the Boston Bruins are in full support of why he made this decision.Don Sweeney (Source: nhl.com)