Report: Bruins interested in goalie Vehanen

Report: Bruins interested in goalie Vehanen
May 7, 2012, 8:44 pm
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No one can be sure what the Bruins will do with their goalies next season. Maybe they'll keep both Tim Thomas and Tuukka Rask. Maybe they'll trade Thomas. Maybe Rask will get a chance to be the starter.

Maybe, according to a Finnish website, they'll add another netminder.

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli recently said he's comfortable with the team's goalie situation, but according to the Finnish website, the B's may be interested in adding 34-year-old goalie Petri Vehanen.

Vehanen is currently playing for Finland in the IIHF World Championships and helped shut out Zdeno Chara's Slovakian team on Sunday, 1-0.

From the New England Hockey Journal:
Vehanen spent the last three seasons with Kazan Ak-Bars in the KHL. In 2011-12, he had a 16-17-5 record with a 2.35 goals-against average and .916 save percentage.The website indicated that Vehanen has an out-clause and can pursue a deal with an NHL club prior to the start of the season.

If the Bruins do sign Vehanen, he'd find himself in competition with Rask, a fellow Fin.