Sweeney told media that the Bruins former No. 1 goalie will “likely be a part of our group” after he's fully recovered from his hip injury and in game shape. Jeremy Swayman and Linus Ullmark have been tending the nets for the Bruins (11-7-0) in the absence of the former Vezina Trophy winner.
Rask, 35, was pulled in Game 5 of the Bruins' second-round series against the New York Islanders with what turned out to be a torn hip labrum. He hasn't played since but although his eight-year, $56-million contract with the Bruins expired in the off-season, he's recently begun working out with the team and faced shots from teammates on Monday. He has said previously that he would like to retire as a Bruin.
DeBrusk is reportedly unhappy with his role on the club and has asked for a trade. He was a healthy scratch in the Bruins' game against the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday, a 3-2 Boston win.
Through 17 games this season, DeBrusk, 25, has three goals and three assists for six points.