Report: Tuukka Rask expected to retire after latest injury

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Jan 18, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) tends the goal during the first period against the Carolina Hurricanes at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

It looks like Boston Bruins longtime goaltender Tuukka Rask may opt to retire after his latest injury.

Rask, 34, had played out an 8-year, $56-million contract and was an unrestricted free-agent as he worked his way back from July surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip.

He signed a prorated one-year deal for $1 million on January 11.

Rask expected to retire

According to a new report in The Athletic by Fluto Shinzawa, Rask is expected to end his comeback and possibly retire in the coming days.

Rask last played against the Anaheim Ducks on January 24 and landed on injured reserve after feeling pain in his surgically repaired hip. If he does end his comeback bid, Rask finishes the season with a record of 2-2, a 2.28 GAA, and an 844 SV%.

Should Rask announce his retirement he will end his career with a record of 308-165-66 with 52 shutouts, a 2.28 GAA and a .921 save percentage in 564 games. All with Boston since making his NHL debut in 2007.

He holds Boston’s franchise record for most games played and wins by a goaltender.