Tuukka Rask Expected to Start Against Islanders

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Tim Thomas will likely get a few more days to stew over the Bruins' 6-5 overtime loss from Saturday night, as Tuukka Rask is expected to get the start on Monday night against the Islanders.

The Boston Globe reported that Rask was the first goaltender off the ice at the morning skate, indicating he'll likely get the start in net. John Bishop of BostonBruins.com also reported that Milan Lucic once again skated with the team.

Rask hasn't played since Nov. 7 — a 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres. Rask started against the Islanders earlier this season, stopping 35 of 38 shots in a 4-3 shootout victory for the Bruins. On the season, Rask is 3-1-1 with a 2.33 goals against average and a .919 save percentage.

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