Skip to content

Bruins' Rask: Retiring after contract expires 'a possibility'

Icon Sportswire / Getty

Boston Bruins netminder Tuukka Rask isn't sure about what he wants to do once his contract is up.

"I have one year left in the contract, so we'll see if I even play," Rask said, according to the Boston Globe's Matt Porter. "We'll see. Always a possibility."

Rask has split time with Jaroslav Halak over the last two campaigns. The latter's future with the club is unclear, as he'll turn 35 in May and is set for free agency at season's end. Rask, meanwhile, will play out his eight-year, $56-million contract next year.

When asked if he could return to his native Finland, the 33-year-old confirmed playing overseas isn't in his plans.

"No, no, I wouldn't. ... Family time," Rask said.

He added, "Just be home. The wear and tear of the travel with two, almost three kids now, makes you think. I love to do it. But it’s tough.”

Rask ranks first among goaltenders with a 2.12 goals-against average and second with a .929 save percentage this season. He's appeared in 41 games while Halak has played 31.

The 2014 Vezina Trophy winner has suited up in 536 games since debuting during the 2007-08 season. He's amassed a 291-158-64 record alongside a 2.26 goals-against average and .922 save percentage. He was a part of the Bruins' Stanley Cup-winning team in 2011.

Daily Newsletter

Get the latest trending sports news daily in your inbox