October 24th, 2012 by

Tuukka Rask said to be fine after groin scare

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(S. Babineau/Getty) Tuukka Rask was pulled after the first period of his Czech League game due to a groin injury, but is planning on playing Friday.

Bruins fans can breathe a sigh of relief on Wednesday afternoon after hearing that their number one goal tender Tuukka Rask’s injury on Tuesday was not serious and he plans to play on Friday.

Rask is playing for the Czech League’s club in Plzen during the lockout and during yesterday’s game appeared to pull himself out of the game after the first period due to a groin injury.

Bruins fans recall his groin injury suffered last year versus the Islanders that kept him sidelined for quite some time, but his removal from the game was precautionary.

Rask’s agent Bill Zito was not worried about the situation.

“He’s fine,” Zito said. “Just a little tweak and he didn’t want to push it. Probably play Friday.”

Tuukka Rask also shed some light to the situation after speaking to Czech television.

“I slightly pulled my groin, it is not serious,” Rask said. “I had groin problems last year so I took little rest just for precaution.”

After the NHL Lockout ends, Rask will man the net for the black and gold full-time with Anton Khudobin backing him up.

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