Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask left a Czech league game with a groin injury.
Rask, the 25-year-old Bruins goalie, will be playing as the number one goalie for the Bruins this season. March of last season Rask suffered another groin injury, resulting in 19 regular season games and 5 playoff games missed. It is unknown how severe the injury is or how many games he intends to miss. Rask has a career 47-35-11 record and a 2.20 goal against average and .926 save percentage.
The young goalie has taken over the starting position for the Bruins from previous starter Tim Thomas. Thomas has decided to take the 2012-2013 season off to spend more time with friends and family. The backup for the Bruins, then, goes to Anton Khudobin. Khudobin has only appeared in seven career games, only one of which was for the Bruins where he made 44 of 45 saves in a win. His NHL stats are 5-1-0 with a 1.32 goals against average and .961 save percentage.
Still, the fact remains that there is no NHL season, and with the current stand still between the League and the NHLPA, there may not be one this year. For now, Bruins’ fans need not worry.