The Bruins' former No. 1 goalie was a participant at practice with Linus Ullmark absent. Charlie McAvoy, Patrice Bergeron, Charlie Coyle and Matt Grzelcyk were also absent for Boston.
#NHLBruins practice updates per Joe Sacco:
Patrice Bergeron (broken nose) took a maintenance day
Charlie Coyle, Matt Grzelcyk, Tomas Nosek, and Linus Ullmark missed practice due to non-COVID related illness
Charlie McAvoy is feeling better and skated before practice pic.twitter.com/zPtnsrSPJQ
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Last week, general manager Don Sweeney told media that Rask will “likely be a part of our group” after he's fully recovered from his hip injury and in game shape.
Jeremy Swayman and Ullmark have been splitting duties in net for the Bruins 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 has been skating with the team.