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UPDATE: Tuukka Rask injured, won’t travel with Bruins
Posted By DJ Bean On March 3, 2012 @ 4:28 pm In General | 6 Comments
The Bruins are already without Nathan Horton  and Rich Peverley  for the foreseeable future, so things went from bad to potentially much worse when goaltender Tuukka Rask  left Saturday’s game against the Islanders with an apparent lower-body injury suffered in the second period.
After the game, the Bruins recalled Providence goaltender Michael Hutchinson and forward Lane MacDermid. Julien did not offer an update on Daniel Paille , who left the game after getting tripped by Steve Staios, but the MacDermid callup is seemingly to fill Paille’s spot should the fourth-liner be unable to go.
Rask hurt himself stretching out to make a save on Islanders forward Matt Martin. He went down after the play, at which point defenseman Joe Corvo got the attention of the officials and the play was blown dead. Rask remained down on the ice while examined by trainer Don DelNegro before eventually being helped off the ice by Corvo and Greg Zanon. He did not put any pressure on his left leg as he was being helped off.
Tim Thomas  came into the game following the play. Rask had allowed one goal on 12 shots from the Islanders. For the season, Rask has an 11-8-3 record leads the Bruins with a 2.05 goals-against average, which is fifth in the NHL . His .929 save percentage is tied with Thomas for fifth in the league.
Providence starting goaltender Anton Khudobin is currently out with a wrist injury, Hutchinson, who missed Friday night’s game with the flu, was the next best option. Hutchinson is 6-11-0 this season with a 2.62 GAA and .920 save percentage.
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 Claude Julien: http://media.weei.com/hockey/claude-julien.htm
 Andrew Ference: http://media.weei.com/hockey/andrew-ference.htm
 Daniel Paille: http://media.weei.com/hockey/daniel-paille.htm
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