Rask leaves Bruins game with injury, emergency backup called

Rask leaves Bruins game with injury, emergency backup called

COLUMBUS Tuukka Rask left the Boston Bruins’ game against the Columbus Blue Jackets 1:12 into the first period Tuesday.

Rask was injured when he was elbowed in the head by Blue Jackets forward Emil Bemstrom, who was skating by the crease and was cross-checked by Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo into Rask.

Rask was replaced by Jaroslav Halak, who made 34 saves in a 6-5 shootout loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday.

Bailey Seagraves, from the Columbus suburb of Hilliard, Ohio, dressed as the emergency backup goalie. The 22-year-old played competitively for Kenai River of the North American Hockey League in 2016-17.

Rask on Monday withdrew from the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Game. He had been named to the Atlantic Division team.