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Rask to start again for Bruins; Thomas may have broken hand

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Tuukka Rask will be in goal for the fifth game in a row when the Boston Bruins visit the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night while starter Tim Thomas deals with an injury.

"He's better," coach Claude Julien said during his pregame media availability when asked about Thomas, who's served as Rask's backup for the previous four games while dealing with an undisclosed upper-body injury. "[But if you're] asking whether he's going or not, he's not going to go tonight.

"I had a chat with him afterward, and I think there's a possibility for next game. But tonight I think we'll go with Tuukka again."

Thomas got in some extra practice on Wednesday, skating with Vladimir Sobotka and Johnny Boychuk after the morning skate in Minnesota, according to John Bishop on the Bruins' official Twitter page.

NESN.com's James Murphy reports that Thomas may have suffered a broken hand, but that it's not considered serious.

"It's one of those injuries that we have to allow him to get better," Julien told The Boston Globe on Tuesday. "Yet it could be something that could be cured on a day-to-day basis."
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