Tuukka Rask signed a one-year, $1 million prorated deal with the Boston Bruins on Tuesday. Rask, 34, has not played since undergoing offseason hip surgery in July on a torn labrum. Before going under the knife, Rask was open to the possibility of retiring if rehab went poorly.
“I’ll start the recovery process and then we’ll see what the future holds after that,” Rask said during the Bruins’ final media session of the year. “Hopefully the recovery goes well and I’ll be ready to play hockey at some point next year.”
The deal will pay the 2014 Vezina Trophy-winner only $545k. The Bruins sent goaltender Jeremy Swayman down to the minors to make room for Rask.