It's one of the most interesting storylines surrounding the Boston Bruins and is still surrounded by some question marks.
Tuukka Rasks' future not only in Boston but in the NHL.
Rask of course took some time off last year for family issues and then left the bubble during the playoffs so there's been plenty of speculation regarding his desire to play hockey.
It didn't help that Rask mentioned he was pondering retirement when his contract was up either.
Head coach Bruce Cassidy spoke to NHL.com this week and tackled the Rask chatter.
“I think everything that happened in the bubble has been addressed, dealt with,” Cassidy said Wednesday. “We’re moving on, getting ready to win next year. That includes our goaltender.”
“I think Tuukka, he can speak for himself. But I think he just wants to get back in the net and play hockey and play well and give us a chance to win. Probably nobody more excited on our team to getting back in there. I would assume that Tuukka would sort of say hey, I’m still the goalie I was last year and I’m ready to go. Family’s good, I’m good. Everyone’s in a good place. Let’s play hockey.”
There's been lots of chatter regarding Rask possibly stepping away from the game however it seems like he's ready to rock n roll!