Report: Tuukka Rask to Play in Czech Republic During Lockout


Report: Tuukka Rask to Play in Czech Republic During LockoutThe true ramifications of the NHL lockout have set in for
most hockey fans, but that doesn't make watching their favorite players move
overseas any easier.

Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask has been officially signed to a
in Europe. According to ESPN, the 25-year-old Finnish star will play for HC Plzen, and joins
teammate Andrew Ference as the second Bruin to commit to a Czech team.

Rask, who will take over as starting goalie for the Bruins
if and when the season gets under way, is scheduled to make $3.5 million with the
Bruins this season after signing a one-year extension this past offseason.

As is true with most European contracts, Rask reserves the
right to terminate his deal if and when a new collective bargaining agreement is reached.

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