Boston, MA -
|Rask makes a save against New Jersey during preseason.
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has recalled goaltender Tuukka Rask
from the Providence Bruins (AHL) and assigned goaltender Jordan Sigalet to the Providence Bruins.
Rask has recorded a 6-1 record with a 2.00 goals-against-average through seven starts this season in Providence. 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.
Sigalet was recalled on October 30 and was on the Bruins bench for their two games against Ottawa on November 3 and November 4. Sigalet won his only start of the 2007-2008 campaign in Providence, making 27 saves in a 6-3 over Philadelphia on October 20.
After earning a point at home against Ottawa on Sunday, the 7-5-1 Bruins will play their second of four games this week on Wednesday when they visit the Buffalo Sabres. The B's will then host both Montreal and Buffalo Thursday, November 8 and Saturday, November 10, respectively.