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Tuukka Rask Ready To Play

from Matt Porter of the Boston Globe,

-“We have not hidden from that fact that if he indeed is healthy and wants to play,” Sweeney said, “he’s likely to be part of our group.”

The sides aren’t talking contracts yet, and Rask isn’t talking publicly. As he works out at Warrior Ice Arena — participating in goalie drills with Bruins assistant Bob Essensa, Swayman and Linus Ullmark — Rask has politely declined to chat.

“Tuukka is feeling better day by day,” his agent, Markus Lehto, wrote in an e-mail. “He will give more interviews once he is back in action.”

If he returns as the Rask of old, he would help. As of Wednesday, the Bruins had the fourth-worst save percentage (.908) at five on five, according to Natural Stat Trick. They rose six spots in the rankings (.915) after Swayman posted a 42-save shutout in Nashville....

Handing out a few quarter-mark superlatives:

Best rookie crop: Lucas Raymond, Moritz Seider, and Alex Nedeljkovic make the Red Wings a bit more watchable. Raymond had a freshman-best 10-12—22 in 24 games entering the weekend, ahead of Anaheim’s Trevor Zegras and Toronto’s Michael Bunting (each 6-11—17). Seider looks like Brandon Carlo with high-level offensive skills. Nedeljkovic, ditched by Carolina, has been a great fit in Motown.

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OlderThanChelios's avatar

Best rookie crop: Lucas Raymond, Moritz Seider, and Alex Nedeljkovic make the Red Wings a bit more watchable.

Actually, the three rookies have made the Wings a lot more watchable. I have friends who have been casual watchers of the Wings for a while now, and they keep wanting to know when the next game is. “These guys are fun” is the comment I hear the most. And I couldn’t agree more.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 12/04/21 at 03:55 PM ET

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