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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 Chiarelli knows that it's at least a possibility that Turco could be claimed by another team before the noon deadline on Wednesday. Chiarelli put the chances of Turco clearing waivers at 50/50. If and when Turco does...

Turcogate: Is someone trying to steal a backup goalie?

The signing of Marty Turco just got interesting with this tweet by Darren Dreger of TSN: Some talk of Marty Turco not clearing waivers tomorrow. If claimed by another team,he can't play. Bruins will use him in games if he clears. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) March 7, 2012 Who the **** would steal a backup goalie coming off waivers, when said team wouldn't be able...

Marty Turco Hopes to Become Member of Bruins, Ready to Contribute Down Stretch (Video)

Goaltender Marty Turco still has to clear waivers to officially become a member of the Boston Bruins, but the 36-year-old was present outside the B's locker room following the team's 5-4 victory over the Maple Leafs on Tuesday. Turco discussed the possibility of joining the Bruins, saying that he hopes to do so soon, and that he's ready to contribute in whatever fashion...

Jack Edwards Mailbag: Marty Turco Expected to Be Stopgap in Bruins' Quest for 'Port Playoffs'

The Bruins have found themselves struggling to put together a string of wins as of late, and any attempts to do so going forward won't be easy. The B's have been hit pretty hard by injury, with the latest injury coming to backup goaltender Tuukka Rask. The club announced earlier this week that he'll be out 4-6 weeks, so to add some depth the B's have signed Marty...

Bruins' Quest for Help in Goal at Mercy of Rivals With Marty Turco Needing to Clear Waivers to Join Team

Until Wednesday afternoon, the Bruins will find themselves in the one place no team ever wants to be: At the mercy of their rivals. The Bruins have been hit hard by injuries of late, including a serious blow to the most important position on the ice. They've lost goalie Tuukka Rask for 4-6 weeks with an abdominal and groin strain. With their top netminder in Providence also hurt...

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...

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.

Bruins Odds to Win Stanley Cup Take Hit With Tuukka Rask Injury, Still Boast Good Odds to Win Eastern Conference

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...

Randy Moss, Jaromir Jagr Resurgences Suggest Marty Turco's Absence From NHL Ranks Nothing to Worry About (Video)

So, Marty Turco might be on his way to Boston. Or, if he doesn't clear waivers, he could be headed somewhere else. For many Bruins fans, whether Turco ends up between the pipes in Beantown might be secondary to whether or not he will be able to perform capably. After all, he's been playing in Europe and hasn't faced NHL-caliber opponents in some time. NESN Nation'...

Tim Thomas' Regular-Season Workload Will Be Tough Balancing Act for Bruins, Marty Turco or Not (Video)

Tim Thomas came up huge for the Bruins when it mattered most during the team's Stanley Cup run. This season, Boston will need their goaltender to come up big again, especially while playing without backup goalie Tuukka Rask. With the No. 2 goalie spot up for grabs at the moment, it stands to reason that Thomas will see an increased workload during a very busy stretch for the...

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.

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...

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...
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