The Bruins have lost Tuukka Rask for four to six weeks, but they're already making strides toward bringing in another goaltender.
The B's have signed 36-year-old Marty Turco to a one-year contract, general manager Peter Chiarelli announced on Monday.
Turco, who had been playing in the Erste Bank Hockey League in Austria, is a three-time NHL All-Star, earning trips in 2003, 2004 and 2007 as a member of the Dallas Stars. His last NHL action came last season, when Turco went 11-11-3 with a 3.02 goals-against average and a .897 save percentage in 29 games as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Turco will be placed on waivers, and if he clears waivers, will join the Bruins on Wednesday. Since he would be joining the club after the NHL trade deadline, the veteran netminder will not be eligible to play in the postseason.
The Ontario native owns a 273-65-43 record with a .910 save percentage, 2.35 goals-against average and 41 shutouts in 538 career games. He's also reached the 30-win mark in a season six times, the most recent coming in 2008-09.
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