Last week Tuukka Rask completed his rehab from his labrum (hip) surgery and quickly signed a PTO with the Bruins AHL affiliate Providence Bruins. The intention was that he would play a few games for the P-Bruins, notably the weekend series against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Unfortunately, those games were postponed due to Covid issues with LHP.
Tuukka had been practicing in Providence since he signed the PTO and until yesterday morning.
Tuukka Rask and Providence Bruins practicing at PC this morning pic.twitter.com/Wd2GYFvcpg
— Mark Divver (@MarkDivver) January 8, 2022
Tuukka Rask on if the P-Bruins are hiding the milk crates from him tomorrow night: “I hope not.”
— Evan Marinofsky (@EvanMarinofsky) January 6, 2022
But sadly, he wasn’t able to see game action with them before being let go from the PTO.
Tuukka Rask is released from his PTO.
Agent Markus Lehto on Rask's pending NHL contract: "Soon."
— Fluto Shinzawa (@FlutoShinzawa) January 11, 2022
His signing didn’t take long to happen or hit the news.
He's baaaacccckkkk…#NHLBruins sign Tuukka Rask to one-year contract: https://t.co/vQ5KwURVDB
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) January 11, 2022
BREAKING: Tuukka Rask’s new contract with the Bruins is for 1 year and states that he must carry on the tradition of hugging Jeremy Swayman and/or Linus Ullmark after a win.
— Caylee (@2kaRask) January 5, 2022
Tuukka himself even weighed in on his signing, trying to make sure that Bud Light follows through on their end of the deal made last summer.
I’m back in Boston. It’s official. Now where’s that @budlight addendum? https://t.co/CY6VMf2VdY
— Tuukka Rask (@tuukkarask) January 11, 2022
And Bud Light repsonded:
Holding up our end of the deal. You in @TuukkaRask? https://t.co/LjuM4J23kt pic.twitter.com/0nkDTJ0xok
— Bud Light (@budlight) January 11, 2022
All of these are very doable.
If you’re wondering why the Bruins resigned them, it’s very simple really:
Tuukka Rask makes the Bruins better. That’s it. That’s the tweet.
— Kirk Luedeke (@kluedeke29) January 11, 2022
It remains to be seen whether or not he will start this week or complete a rehab stint in Providence. Rumours are that he will be in net tonight against Montreal but could also be saved for tomorrow night, should the game go on; Philly is dealing with a Covid outbreak currently and had a game postponed this week. So we’ll see when he starts.
Regardless, he’s back.
Just got boosted.
Morning all. Nugget has decided that the new great place to sleep is on the floor in the middle of the kitchen. So that’s fun for human maneuverability.
Boomer likes to lay down his long body in areas that are either in the middle of travel lanes or blocking entrances/ exits to rooms. He’s very considerate.
I’ve noticed a lot of people like to stand in the narrowest bottleneck available. A form of agoraphobia maybe? I like to find a nice corner, out of the way!
Yeah, I don’t know. I also thought that it’s just that people have no idea of where they are in relation to everything else. And at that moment they also forget that anyone else could possibly exist. This seems to conform with my belief that people always want to be in my way and I always want to not be in anyone’s way. I admit to being a little paranoid and needing a wide swath of space in most public situations.
Very much this. And I am guilty of it too on occasion and then get very annoyed at myself!
I’m a “find me a corner” kinda guy. I like to be able to see all the room, too. Ref positioning?
Boomer is playing the pass! Take away those passing lanes, pal!
He’s a good stay at home defenseman. He plays for the love of the game and travel to exotic places.
And I love the look of “yeah, I really don’t care I’m in the way” they give you when you try to walk around them.
Yeah, I love it. The worst is when I try to step over him and then he decides to get up and move. Most often, it’s when I’m carrying something. So fun!
They try to kill us and we still can’t help but wuv them so much.
Shes just trying to keep you ready for anything! Good Nugget
It’s extra fun when you’re trying to not trip over a cat in the dark trying to get to the bathroom in the middle of the night!
In my dreams last night, i was involved in a very heavy discussion about music…. Dick Dale and Link Wray were in the convo… why did i wake up?
Well that’s great news. Bs have been involved in a lot of close games. Having Tuukka in net will make them roughly a goal better of per two or three games I reckon. Could be big.
Had a pleasantly surprising trip dentist appointment this morning. I know she has designs on a wisdom tooth I’ve got lying sideways in my jaw. Its staying that way if I have any say in the matter! Happily it was not mentioned this morning.
Hang on to those wisdom teeth! They come in handy later. Trust me on this one.
And it is a good morning! Welcome back, Tuukka! One thing shocks me some… Bud Light? That’s just embarrassing. Tuukka, you’re a professional! You have to do better!
Can’t wait to see him in net, tho.
Looks like more normal temps today.. high of 28°
For no reason whatsoever, i am listening to Paul McCartney and Wings this morn. I havenever been a Wings fan (music or hockey), but have to hand it to the man, the knight…. dude could make music.
Now back to my regularly scheduled programming! That includes Sis’ show….. if we can stay up that late!
He has an acoustic guitar with a Red Wings sticker he put on it for obvious reasons. When he played at (I think) the opening of PPG Paints Arena, the Pittsburgh mayor wasnt very happy about it, so the guitar now also has a Penguins sticker on it. Even Knights make bad decisions!
*Facts off the top of my head, may not be entirely accurate.
I am convinced that, despite his pleasant demeanor, McCartney is the one who signed a deal with the devil, not Keith Richards. I mean, if you were signing that deal, would you agree to look like warmed over dog shit?
McCartney to Geldof to Carl Perkins!!!
Haha! Harsh but fair on old Keef!
I cant get over how Ringi Starr looks, especially considering he spent the best part of 30 years blind drunk. At least!
No need to stay up late! No show tonight as the cohost has a prior commitment.
I didnt want to be the one to say it!
8 degrees this morning felt downright balmy after the negative 8 yesterday!