Bruins president: Rask opted out to deal with 'family emergency'
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Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask opted out of the NHL's postseason last week in order to deal with a "family emergency," team president Cam Neely told reporters Thursday, including NHL.com's Amalie Benjamin.

Rask cited the importance of family when he opted out, but he did not reveal any further details.

The veteran netminder received the support of his teammates, including forward Chris Wagner, who said "family comes before everything."

The Bruins have been left in good hands between the pipes since Rask left the bubble. Backup Jaroslav Halak won all three games since taking over with a .932 save percentage, helping Boston eliminate the Carolina Hurricanes.

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