Tuukka Rask is dealing with a lower-body injury that forced the Boston Bruins to recall Troy Grosenick from the taxi squad.
Rask notably underwent offseason surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip after the Bruins were bounced from the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season. And after missing the first few months of the season, has made four starts since re-signing with the team.
Rask’s absence Friday was surprising, but it doesn’t sound like there is too much cause for concern at the moment according to Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy.
“Lower-body,” Cassidy said during his postgame media availability. “He came out of his last start and felt a little something, but we thought he would be fine for the trip. That’s what he indicated to us, but I guess not as much a few days later. Didn’t come around as much as he’d like so that’s the situation there.”
Cassidy also said the team hasn’t ruled Rask out for Sunday’s tilt with the Dallas Stars.
“We haven’t ruled him out for anything, Sunday in Dallas,” Cassidy said. “We’ll see how he is (Saturday) at practice and see how his availability is.”
Obviously it’s not great that he is dealing with an injury, but it could’ve been much worse. Hopefully Rask makes a speedy recovery and is able to hit the ice Sunday.