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Bruins Camp: Rask ready after surgery

Saturday, 09.17.2011 / 4:15 PM

By Matt Kalman - NHL.com Correspondent / Super Saturday

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Bruins Camp: Rask ready after surgery
BOSTON -- The Bruins like to boast that they have two No. 1 goaltenders at their disposal.

To start this year's training camp, they at least have two healthy high-caliber netminders. In addition to Vezina and Conn Smythe Trophy winner Tim Thomas, Tuukka Rask is back and ready to go after offseason knee surgery.

Rask, who as Thomas' backup posted a .918 save percentage and 2.67 goals-against average in 29 games, had his meniscus scoped early in the summer and started off camp on a healthy note by getting through a 90-minute on-ice session without a problem.

"I feel good," he said. "It's a little, the range of motion is not perfect yet, but there's no pain. So that's a good sign."

There are no limitations on what Rask can do, so as long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks he should be ready for game action once the preseason schedule kicks off.

"I felt good out there. It's only one practice, but we'll see when game time comes how it goes," Rask said.
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