BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced Saturday that the team has recalled goaltender Tuukka Rask from the Providence Bruins (AHL). Rask will be with the Bruins tonight for their game against the New Jersey Devils.
Rask, who was assigned to Providence on December 15, has played in four games for Boston this season. In those NHL contests, Rask has a record of 2-1-1, a goals-against average of 3.25 and a save percentage of .886.
While with Providence this season, Rask has played in 17 games, maintaining a record of 14-3-0, a goals-against average of 2.04 and a save percentage of .907.
The 20-year-old Savonlinna, Finland native earned top goalie honors at the 2006 World Junior Classic for Team Finland after posting a 2.11 GAA and .940 save percentage. Selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs with the 21st overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Rask was acquired by the Bruins on June 24, 2006 in exchange for goaltender Andrew Raycroft. 2007 is Rask’s first year as a professional in the U.S., as he spent the last three with Ilves Tampere of the Finnish league.
The Bruins have three home games over the next six days, beginning tonight when they host the New Jersey Devils at the TD Banknorth Garden at 7:00 p.m. ET.