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Bruins reportedly give Tuukka Rask one-year deal

Posted By DJ Bean On June 28, 2012 @ 4:14 pm In General | No Comments

According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie (via twitter [1]), the Bruins and goaltender Tuukka Rask [2] have agreed to terms on a one-year, $3.5 million deal. Rask was set to become a restricted free agent on Sunday, the opening of free agency.

Last season, Rask was limited to 22 starts due to an abdomen/groin injury suffered in March. He posted an 11-8-3 record with a 2.05 goals-against average and .929 save percentage. He is expected to be the team’s No. 1 goalie next season, with Anton Khudobin serving as the backup.

In order to be an unrestricted free agent, a player must be either 27 years of age or have played seven years in the league. Rask, 25, will not have met either of those benchmarks, so he will be a restricted free agent again following the coming season.

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