Bruins’ Tuukka Rask leaves game after nasty collision with Rangers player

 boston.com  01/20/2019 01:00:13   The Boston Globe

Bruins goalie Tuukaa Rask left the game against the Rangers late in the first period on Saturday night after a nasty collision with a New York player in the crease.

The team announced in the second period that he would not return due to a concussion.

UPDATE: Tuukka Rask (concussion) will not return to tonight's game.

— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) January 20, 2019

The Rangers’ Filip Chytil lifted a shot over Rask as he barreled toward the net with 1:28 left in the opening period. As the puck went over Rask’s left shoulder into the net to tie the game at 1, Chytil lost control and jumped into Rask, sending the goalie hard into the goalpost.

Filip Chytil collides with Tuukka Rask in the crease.

Rask leaves the game. pic.twitter.com/DusVYsokqm

— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) January 20, 2019

Rask looked groggy as he was helped off the ice.

Jaroslav Halak came on for Rask, who entered the game with a chance to take over the Bruins’ all-time lead for wins by a goalie.

Tuukka Rask lays stunned in the crease after getting barreled into by the Rangers’ Filip Chytil. —John Tlumacki/Globe Staff
Tuukka Rask is helped off the ice by Kevan Miller and Charlie McAvoy after getting injured. —John Tlumacki/Globe Staff
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