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The Boston Bruins simply can’t snap out of their funk. On Saturday, they were supposed to pick up an easy win over the New York Islanders to win back-to-back games for the first time since January 10th-12th, and prepare for a showdown with the best team in the Eastern Conference on Sunday. Instead, the Bruins lost at home to the Islanders, then visited Madison Square Garden and were edged 4-3 by the New York Rangers. On one hand, the Bruins 79 points are good for second place in the Eastern Conference and on paper that would be a good result....

Tuukka Rask Out Four to Six Weeks With Lower Abdomen Strain, Groin Strain

When Tuukka Rask left Saturday's game against the Islanders, it didn't look good. The Finnish goaltender was helped off the ice after suffering what -- at the time -- to be an apparent leg injury. As it turns out, it's actually a lower abdomen strain/groin strain, which will require Rask to miss four to six weeks, the Bruins announced on Monday. The only other information...

Ty Anderson: Rask likely done for year with groin injury; B's sign Turco

Four to six weeks. Otherwise known as the rest of the regular season and perhaps into the second round of the playoffs -- if the Bruins can make it that far. That's the diagnosis on Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask, who suffered a groin injury midway through Saturday's loss to the New York Islanders. But it won't be four weeks. Hell, the Bruins will be lucky if it'...

Bruins: Rask out with strained abs, groin

So the update was supposed to happen Sunday and didn't. And then Monday at 5pm and didn't. But at some point yesterday evening the Boston Bruins finally released news on Tuukka Rask's  -- Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli issued the following the update regarding goaltender Tuukka Rask who was injured during the Bruins/Islanders game on...

Rask Out 4-6 Weeks —Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli issued the following the update regarding goaltender Tuukka Rask who was injured during the Bruins/Islanders game on Saturday, March 3: “Tuukka Rask sustained a lower abdomen strain/groin strain and will be sidelined 4-6 weeks.” Watch the play he got injured on here.

Marty Turco Could Provide Some Needed Relief, But Bruins' Hopes Will Rest On Tim Thomas With Tuukka Rask Out

The Bruins' future in goal has been put on hold for the present. So Boston has dipped into the past to help fill the void. The long-awaited news on Tuukka Rask's injury finally came Monday evening, with the announcement that the young netminder will be out 4-6 weeks with what the club termed a "lower abdomen strain/groin strain." That leaves Tim Thomas to shoulder...

Thomas Blames MSG Lights for Poor Performance

CBS Sports Boston reports that Tim Thomas blamed the dim lighting at MSG for his less than stellar performance (just 13 saves on 17 shots) during the Rangers 4-3 over Boston yesterday.When asked if he is ready for the increased workload that awaits if backup Tuukka Rask is injured significantly, Thomas responded..."Yeah. Especially if I go to an arena with lights."Henrik...

Boston Bruins sign Marty Turco after Tuukka Rask's injury

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...

Old Goalies Never Die, They Just Skate Around Till Their Needed

The lower body  injury to Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (4-6 weeks) sent the Bruins on a wild chase to find an acceptable backup for Tim Thomas.  Now Thomas (since he is not Miikka Kiprusoff) will need some days off to get ready for the playoffs, so a good backup is essential.  The Bruins found a replacement in long time Stars (and Hawks) goalie Marty Turco.  His career stats...

Peter Chiarelli Puts Marty Turco's Chances of Clearing Waivers at '50/50' (Video)

With Tuukka Rask sidelined for four to six weeks, the Bruins signed veteran goaltender Marty Turco to a one-year contract on Monday. However, Turco's arrival in Boston isn't a sure thing just yet, as the three-time All-Star still has to clear waivers before joining the club. It might not pose a problem given the limited interest in the 36-year-old, but general manager Peter...

Bruins Sign Three-Time All-Star Goalie Marty Turco to One-Year Contract

The Bruins have lost Tuukka Rask for four to six weeks, but they're already making strides toward bringing in another goaltender. The B's have signed 36-year-old Marty Turco to a one-year contract, general manager Peter Chiarelli announced on Monday. Turco, who had been playing in the Erste Bank Hockey League in Austria, is a three-time NHL All-Star, earning trips in 2003...

Marty Turco, to the Black and Gold Courtesy Phone, Please!

The Boston Bruins, looking at a great big empty where Tuukka Rask used to be, signed Marty Turco to play for the rest of the season. Turco, who had been playing for EC Red Bull Salzburg (which maks you wonder if they have a special rate for NHL goalies—Arturs Irbe finished his career with Red Bull) while waiting for a call from an NHL franchise. Now he gets to wait a bit longer...

David Krejci's Hot Streak Alongside Milan Lucic, Tyler Seguin Could Make New Line Tough to Break Up (Video)

Tuukka Rask's injury could make life difficult for Tim Thomas and the Bruins down the stretch, but as NESN's Mark Mowers puts it, you can't count out Thomas because he's consistently proved doubters wrong throughout his career. What is evident, though, is that the B's will need to elevate their game against difficult opponents, such as the Rangers. The B's...

Bruins Sign Marty Turco. I'm Dead Serious.

Its like a bad joke. The Bruins have signed Marty Turco, which probably means that Rask is out for awhile. ******* Marty Turco, are you ******** me? There's a few things that worry me about this:   It means Tuukka Rask is out for awhile. With Timmy and Turco, the Bruins goaltending age must average about 50 Someone in Boston may win $5 Marty ******* Turco. I need a drink.
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