Friday, October 20, 2017
Bruins' Rask Suffers Concussion
Well, the fears for the worst came to fruition, as the Boston Bruins announced that the collision that Tuukka Rask was a part of in practice this week did, in fact, cause a concussion and now the goaltender is going through the league protocol.
The newer protocol doesn't exactly give any minimums for time away from the ice any more, but as much as Rask can be considered to be day-to-day, he could just as easily flip over to being out indefinitely, if the symptoms get worse. Currently, he's not on the Injured Reserve, so he'll be considered to be day-to-day for now, but this could change at any time.
Rask has appeared in four games for the Bruins so far this season, but he has only posted 1 win and 2 points, which currently has him ranked 356th overall in pool scoring, a far cry from where expectations would have him at, this far into the season.
Clayton took him with the 13th overall pick and certainly hasn't gotten the value for his pick yet this season and he'll need one hell of a hot streak to get back up into the upper echelon of the pool rankings. Clayton's team has done alright with his minimal return, sitting in 6th place, only 3 points out of 2nd.