Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 7/3/13
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was simply fantastic during the playoffs on the team’s run to the Stanley Cup Final. With that dominating performance heading into a summer he’d be a restricted free agent, re-signing the Finnish netminder became a pretty important task for the B’s. Most feel that the Bruins’ most important offseason task is re-signing the goalie, and that’s a point of view shared by Boston general manager Peter Chiarelli. The GM spoke to the media Wednesday just a couple of days before free agency is set to begin, and he expressed confidence on getting a new deal done with Rask. Chiarelli said he has a salary number in mind for Rask, which should allow the Bruins to operate as normal when free agency gets underway Friday. The general manager said he’s so confident in re-signing Rask that he’ll operate with that Rask number in mind as he works against the salary cap, which is going down for the 2013-14 season. Chiarelli said he feels confident Bruins will get a deal done with Rask in short order ^CS— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) July 03, 2013 Per Chiarelli, Rask deal could happen before or after July 5; he's navigating free agency w/cap number that incl. assumed salary for Rask^CS— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) July 03, 2013

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