Tuukka Rask Injury: Bruins Goalie Leaves Game With Left Leg Injury

According to Joe Haggerty of CSN New England, Boston Bruins goal tender Tuukka Rask sustained a left leg injury during the second period of the Bruins vs. Islanders game on Saturday afternoon at TD Garden.

Rask had to be helped off the ice by teammates and trainers midway through the second after he awkwardly fell on his left leg while attempting to crouch into the butterfly position following on a shot by the Islanders' Matt Martin. Rask immediately through his gear to the side and fell to the Garden ice in pain.

While it's unsure what Rask did to his left leg, Haggerty opines that it could have been either a hamstring, knee or groin issue. The severity of the injury is also unknown at this point. Tim Thomas did have to come into the game to replace Rask in net.

For the Bruins, this is the wrong time to lose a goal tender to injury. With Providence starting goal tender Anton Khudobin (wrist) injured, they would likely have to call upon Michael Hutchinson or Adam Courchaine from the minors if Rask is seriously injured.

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