NEW YORK -- A whole 24 hours have passed and the Bruins still have no update on Bs goaltender Tuukka Rask.
The 24-year-old Finnish netminder went down midway through the second period of Saturdays loss to the New York Islanders when his left leg gave out on him, and the Bruins held him back from their two-game road trip through New York and Toronto.
Rask had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee last summer, so there is some suspicion thats the injury hes suffering from after he exited the TD Garden in crutches Saturday night following the game.
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli had no update on Tuukka Rask following Sundays 4-3 loss to the Rangers, and instead said the full evaluation wouldnt be made until Monday.
The Bruins expect an update on Tuukka Rask tomorrow, after the full evaluation is completed was the only official statement the team would make on Sunday.
There are a number of possibilities, but its likely that doctors are waiting for the swelling to go down before making a specific determination on the left leg injury.
There’s still no concrete answer on how long Isaiah Thomas’ right groin injury will keep him sidelined, but the 5-foot-9 guard probably will not play against Toronto on Friday.
Danny Ainge, Boston’s president of basketball operations, addressed Thomas’ availability on 98.5 the Sports Hub's Toucher & Rich show Thursday morning.
“It’s day to day,” said Ainge, who added that Thomas had an injection into his thigh muscle. “He is a warrior; he loves to play. He’ll be back faster than most players would be back after an injury. At the same time, we have to be really careful with Isaiah over the long haul and make sure he doesn’t come back and injure it.”
Thomas did not play in Boston’s 117-87 win at Orlando on Wednesday night, his first missed game since the 2014-15 season.
He is ranked among the NBA’s top-10 scorers with a career-high 26.0 points-per-game average, in addition to leading the Celtics in assists (6.2) per game.
Thomas has been effective while playing through an assortment of injuries during his time with Boston. But a groin injury isn't something that can just be played through, which is why the Celtics are wisely shutting him down now.
“We’ll try and get him as much rest as we can and get him back on the court when he’s ready,” Ainge said.
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