Marty Turco is back in the NHL. Today the Boston Bruins signed the veteran netminder to a one-year, $600,000 pro rated contract as reported by Pierre LeBrun. The news comes after Boston learned that current backup goaltender Tuukka Rask is expected to miss the next four to six weeks with a groin / lower abdominal strain.
Turco needs to clear waivers before officially becoming a Bruin, but assuming he does, he will slide in as the number two netminder behind Tim Thomas. While his return is likely just a cameo, it's fun to see Turco back at the NHL level.
Chalk this up as one interesting story.
After failing to land a job in the NHL prior to 2011-12, Turco signed a contract with EC Red Bull Salzburg in Austria's Erste Bank Hockey League in December of 2011. Prior to this season, Turco spent one year with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010-11 and the Dallas Stars between 2000-01 and 2009-10. Turco now returns to the NHL to assist Boston in repairing the hole Rask's in...