Bruins extend Rask's contract
Goalie Tuukka Rask has been given a two-year contract extension worth $2.5 million US by the Boston Bruins, the club announced on Thursday.
Rask is in his first full season with the Boston Bruins after making his NHL debut two seasons ago.
The 22-year-old is in the final year of his entry-level deal that pays him $850,000. He'll make $1 million next season and $1.5 million in 2011-12.
Rask has two shutouts through nine career games (5-2-2 record), with a 2.43 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage.
In his last start, the Savonlinna, Finland, native stopped 19 shots to blank the Edmonton Oilers 2-0.
Rask was selected 21st overall in the 2005 NHL entry draft by Toronto. Boston acquired him in June 2006 in a trade that saw netminder Andrew Raycroft head to the Maple Leafs.
Rask spent most of the past two seasons with Providence of the American Hockey League, posting a 60-33-6 mark and five shutouts in 102 appearances.