Morning Free Association: Is Tuukka Okay?

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As you might know, I went to the game the other night and arrived home well past my bedtime. I’m really good at just getting home, barely parking the car, and then being physically wired but mentally useless. And that bleeds on into the day. I might be able to get my fat ass into the seats now that they took out all the cushioning but the close confines tend to make my body ache in unusual ways the next day.

All of this is to say that I’m still kind of exhausted. I’m glad we have another day to rest before another game.

Tuukka Rask probably is glad for that extra day of rest as well. All of the players had the day off yesterday allowing for those who need treatment to get it and others to just get away from the game. According to Bruce Cassidy, Tuukka was one of the players who came in for some treatment. Since he returned from his lower body injury, Tuukka has played very well. however, after Monday night’s game, Bruce Cassidy commented that at some point Tuukka started having trouble tracking the puck.

Cassidy described Tuukka’s injury as nagging but expects Tuukka to be the netminder on Thursday night at the Nassau Coliseum.

“He’s been dealing with some injures all year,” Cassidy said. “Obviously good enough to play. They’re nagging, not unique to just Tuukka, for that position. Obviously it’s going to be brought up. Today’s an off day for everybody, get away from the rink, if you need treatment, get in. I’ll have a better update on if there’s going to be a potential issue down the road, but for now, he’s going to go in and get his treatment, be ready to go [Wednesday], I assume, unless I hear differently. Right now, I don’t believe there’s any reason to think he won’t be ready to go [in Game 3], so that’s where we’re at with Tuukka.

Hopefully, Tuukka doesn’t aggravate the injury going forward and that treatment is successful. Otherwise, we could see up and comer Jeremy Swayman making his playoff debut.

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Finally, a beautiful day in Monrovia!!! I’m mesmerized by the hummingbirds non stop visits. I need to work…. I’ll just watch one more…

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Just been watching the village cricket team have a game. Closest thing to live sport since the before times!

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Morning all. Had my second jab on Monday and so far have been pretty lucky with only mild side effects. Oh, I do have a red splotch on my arm the kind of looks like Australia!
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Among the less-common side effects are Koala infestation and a craving for eucalyptus.

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(I had deadly poisonous vermin for a day or so)

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Excellent, fully dosed. Sonia had hers too. I’m still waiting for that second date!

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At least that red splotch wasn’t down under!
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…I’ll be going now..

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I snorted.

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Morning all.

Ooh, I forgot there’s an extra day rest. That actually gives me a better chance to catch a full replay the day after. I just cant do these regular late, late nights any more.

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Maybe if they get to the SCF I’ll make an exception…

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So, we’ve had a bit of a week here. Five days after losing Ziggy, our little John budgie suddenly fell ill Monday afternoon and quickly passed away. If I had to guess I’d say he had a stroke, but we’ll never know.

They weren’t the kind of pet that cuddles up to you on the sofa but their absence is starkly noticeable.

Anyway, I’ve always felt this should be a space for positivity, unless theres a reason to gripe about the Bruins, which there isn’t really atm!

So in that vein – scorcher here today! Summer has arrived. Just been over our local countryside centre with Leah for breakfast in very pleasant environs. The beehives were buzzing, we saw some little ducklings, thousands of tadpoles in the pond. Wonderful.

My mom is coming tomorrow, we havent seen her in person for ten months! Leah is very excited.

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Oh, so sorry to hear. All my best to the bear clan. Definitely the hard part of pet ownership.

Sounds like a perfect day! And enjoy the visit with your mom!

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Sorry to hear about little John.

We’re having a nice day today too. Sunny & warm. A welcome change after a cold, rainy & gloomy weekend. Perhaps I’ll finally begin mowing my weeds lawn today.

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Aw, sorry about John, but glad you’re getting to see Mom!!!

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I like replays if the Bruins won or if I don’t know whether they won or lost.

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Oh yeah – sometimes I accidentally find out the result and then I just watch the highlights.

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Good morning!!
I could use an extra day after that nerve wracking game 2. Tuukka will be fine. Writers gotta write