Tuukka Rask expected to start for Bruins, Subban sent down


Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask. (Adrian Wyld/AP)

Goaltender Tuukka Rask is expected to make his return to the Boston Bruins‘ net on Saturday against the Detroit Red Wings.

Rask hasn’t played since suffering an undisclosed injury on Oct. 20 against the New Jersey Devils.

The 29-year-old is 3-0-0 this season, with a .947 save percentage and a 1.68 goals-against average.

With the 2014 Vezina Trophy winner back in the fold, the Bruins have assigned Malcolm Subban to AHL Providence.

The Red Wings, looking to extend a six-game winning streak, will counter with Jimmy Howard between the pipes.

Howard has been excellent in his first two starts of 2016-17, stopping 62 of 63 shots.

He and Petr Mrazek have combined to give Detroit a team save percentage (.931) that is surpassed only by Edmonton (.935) and Montreal (.951) so far this season.

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