Tuukka Rask Retires: Bruins Goalie Fails Comeback Attempt, Steps Away After Health Setback

Tuukka Rask

Boston Bruins legend Tuukka Rask is stepping away from the crease.

The 34-year-old Finland product’s first game back was also his last win — he let in five goals against the Ducks in his final game. The Bruins released his statement.

Rask, who turns 35 in March, dealt with a hip injury all season before having hip injury in the offseason. He rehabbed his way back onto the ice and worked out with the Bruins not on an official contract, before signing with the team on a rather cheap deal.

Things would only go downhill though after his first game back against the Flyers — a 3-2 win — as after his faltering performance against Anaheim he was shut down with what was supposed to be a short-term injury. Though Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reported that he could be announcing his retirement soon on Tuesday, and it came into fruition Wednesday when the team announced it.

Rask finishes his career (2007-2022) with a 308-165-0-66 record, a mark of 2.28 GAA and a .921 save percentage.

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