Bruins’ Rask returns to practice after two-day quarantine

The Philadelphia Flyers scored three goals in the second period to beat the Boston Bruins 4-1.

Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask returned to practice on Monday after being listed as unfit to play in Sunday’s matinee against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Rask said during Monday’s media availability that his absence was due to a two-day quarantine required after reporting a possible symptom of COVID-19 during a routine symptom check ahead of Saturday’s practice (from which he was absent).

Two COVID-19 tests conducted during his quarantine came back negative, clearing him to re-join his teammates.

That he has now been cleared by league protocol means he could be available for the Bruins’ next seeding game on Wednesday versus the Tampa Bay Lightning, though no decision has been made yet. Bruins backup Jaroslav Halak got the start for the Bruins’ return-to-play debut, stopping 25 or 29 shots in the 4-1 loss.

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