The Boston Bruins are moving forward in net amid the news that Tim Thomas plans to take at least the upcoming National Hockey League season off, as they have re-signed former back-up netminder Tuukka Rask to a one year deal worth $3.5 million. While Rask has shown flashes of brilliance over a short period in the past, he will finally get his chance to show that he can be a No. 1 goalie in the NHL.
The deal cannot officially be announced or signed until Sunday, at the start of the free agency period. But the contract will protect Boston from having to deal with any other team signing Rask to an offer sheet and risk losing him.