NHL Rumors: Bruins going with Tuukka Rask, Canucks have yet to start negotiations with Elias Pettersson, and more

There was a lot of questions during Return to Play about the future of Tuukka Rask. After he opted to leave the bubble for family reasons, it was thought the Bruins would trade him. Apparently, that may not be the case.

NHL Rumors: Bruins going with Tuukka Rask

Today, Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy told reporters that everything that happened in the bubble has been dealt with and they are moving forward. Cassidy made it clear that meant with Tuukka Rask as well.

“I think Tuukka, he can speak for himself,” Cassidy said. “But I think he just wants to get back in the net and play hockey and play well and give us a chance to win. Probably nobody more excited on our team to [be] getting back in there. I would assume that Tuukka would sort of say, ‘Hey, I’m still the goalie I was last year and I’m ready to go. Family’s good, I’m good. Everyone’s in a good place. Let’s play hockey.'”


Canucks need to get on that Elias Pettersson extension

Elias Pettersson will be playing the final year of his entry level contract this season. As of right now, both he and the Canucks have yet to discuss a new deal.

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Pettersson talks? (Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)

So what’s the hold up? A lot of it is cap related and our friends over at NHL Trade Talk break down some of the scenarios. Bottom line is that these two sides will likely engage in serious negotiations during the course of the season.

NHL will meet with Board of Governors tomorrow

This morning we wrote about the latest on the start of the 2020-21 season. We delved into Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to what Gary Bettman had to say about realignment.

Tomorrow the NHL will update the Board of Governors on a call tomorrow. The focus will be staying on target for January 1.