Tuukka Rask reportedly suffered stinger in Bruins' loss to Maple Leafs


Tuukka Rask took a big hit in the Boston Bruins' loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. There was concern after Charlie McAvoy and John Tavares crashed into Rask, who immediately grabbed his head and neck area.

And now, a little more clarity on Rask's injury has emerged. According to Marisa Ingemi of The Boston Herald, Rask suffered a stinger after his neck cracked, and he felt pain in his right arm after the injury.

The good news is that Rask was able to finish the game and played well for the Bruins. He saved 31 of 34 shots and generally looked comfortable in net.

Of course, this injury will need to be monitored, solely because the contact Rask took came up around the head area. Rask dealt with a concussion earlier in the season after suffering one against the New York Rangers.

The Bruins have a solid backup in Jaroslav Halak. This season, Halak posted a 22-11-4 record with a 2.34 goals against average. If he needs to step in, the Bruins should be okay with him in the net.

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