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.
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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.