Tuukka Rask is taking a break.
The Bruins goaltender has been placed on injured reserve in a roster move retroactive to Jan. 19 , the team announced Monday.
Rask has been ruled out for Tuesday’s game against the Jets and a timeline for his return remains unknown. The Bruins recalled Zane McIntyre from Providence to fill the void on an emergency basis in his absence.
To recap today’s #NHLBruins transactions:
Tuukka Rask has been placed on IR retro to Jan. 19. He won’t play Tues. vs. Jets.
Trent Frederic, Peter Cehlarik, & Zane McIntyre (emergency basis) have been recalled from @AHLBruins.
Ryan Donato & JFK have been assigned to Providence.
Rusk suffered a concussion when he collided with Rangers forward Filip Chytil in the first period of Boston’s final game before the All-Star break on Jan. 19. Rask was down for several minutes and did not return to the game afer exiting the ice.
Filip Chytil collides with Tuukka Rask in the crease.
Rask leaves the game. pic.twitter.com/DusVYsokqm
Rask, 31, has registered a .919 overall save percentage and a .930 mark at even-strength in 26 games this season.
Boston (27-17-5) is slated to host Winnipeg (31-15-2) at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
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