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TUUKKA RASK EXPLAINS HIS ABSENCE OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS

It was a bit of a surprise when Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was deemed unfit to play for the team's first round robin game against the Philadelphia Flyers. Jaroslav Halak would end up getting the start on Sunday, and the Bruins would take a 4-1 loss. Now there's an update on Rask's status.

Rask is back to practicing with the team. When asked where he had been the last couple of days, here's what he had to say:

"I had a cough so I just clicked yes on the app and then all kinds of red lights started blinking...so I was quarantined for two days. They wanted to do two negative [COVID-19] tests after that."

The NHL is, of course, taking no chances with all of the participating players in two separate bubbles in Edmonton and Toronto. One positive test for COVID-19 could lead to many others, which could end up derailing a plan that has so far been working excellently.



Boston's next game will be Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Each team involved in round robin play will faceoff against the other teams in their conference once. If nothing happens between now and then, it's a safe bet that Rask will be getting the start.

TIM TUCKER
AUGUST 3, 2020  (18H23)
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