Boston signs backup G Rask to 2-year extension

BY foxsports • November 6, 2009

The Boston Bruins have signed backup goalie Tuukka Rask to a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the team through the 2011-12 season.

The 22-year-old Finn has appeared in nine NHL games with a 5-2-2 record and 2.43 goals-against average as Tim Thomas' backup. Rask shut out the Edmonton Oilers 2-0 in his last start on Oct. 31.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed on Thursday.

Rask spent most of the last two seasons with Providence of the AHL, posting a 60-33-6 record and five shutouts in 102 appearances.