Bruins Sign Tuukka Rask to Extension


November 5, 2009

The Boston Bruins signed goaltender Tuukka Rask to an extension on Thursday.

The deal will have Rask with the Bruins through the 2011-12 season.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, though the report estimates Rask will cost the Bruins roughly $1.3 million per season.

Rask, 22, has played in nine NHL games in parts of three seasons, going 5-2-2 with a 2.43 GAA and .917 save percentage. This is his first season as a full-fledged backup, and he's gone 2-1-1 in four starts. In 102 games in the AHL, Rask compiled a 60-33-6 record to go with his 2.43 GAA and .906 save percentage.

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