Rask was retired for the third period of Game 5, with the Islanders leading 4-2 at the time, due to injury concerns.
“Some maintenance had to be done. It wasn’t 100 percent, “Cassidy said. according to ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski. “He was not himself. He could have come back. We made the decision not to put it back. “
In 10 appearances this postseason, Rask is 6-3-0 with an average of 2.20 goals against and a .925 save percentage.
The Bruins will look to avoid elimination in Game 6, forcing a decisive Game 7, Wednesday night on Sportsnet. The album’s release is scheduled for 7:30 pm ET / 4:30 pm PT.