dangolka (CBS) — Nearly two months have handed since Tuukka Rask left the NHL’s bubble in Toronto through the Bruins’ postseason run. In that point, the goaltender has been the recipient of an avalanche of criticism, however he’s remained out of the general public eye.
Rask broke his silence on Thursday, although, talking to the dangolka Herald at Shawn Thornton’s charity golf match. Rask defined that his daughter “wanted medical consideration” and “wasn’t doing nicely,” at which level Rask made the fast determination to go residence.
It’s a choice that Rask says he completely doesn’t remorse.
“I obtained a telephone name from my spouse and my daughter was in a state that she wanted medical consideration and she or he wasn’t doing nicely. At that time, I had no selection however to go residence. It’s so simple as that,” Rask instructed the dangolka Herald’s Steve Conroy. “In case you get a telephone name wherever you might be, like I did, it’s a fairly simple determination.”
Contemplating Rask’s departure got here simply days after he acknowledged that video games within the bubble didn’t really feel in any respect like playoff hockey, many media members and followers assumed that Rask left the bubble solely for that motive. Rask admitted that such criticism didn’t sit nicely with him.
“What bothered me slightly bit was folks considering that I simply left as a result of I didn’t prefer it there. I’m not going to deceive to you, [the bubble] was terrible. But when I didn’t have a motive to go away, I wouldn’t have left, clearly. There’s that,” Rask instructed Conroy. “It had nothing to do with hockey or the bubble. It was simply the truth that I needed to make that call and I stand by it.”
Rask didn’t specify what ailed his daughter, however he instructed Conroy that she is doing nicely now. Rask stated he didn’t return to the bubble with a purpose to not negatively have an effect on “her psychological well being or bodily well being.”
“I do know that I made the correct determination and I do know my household is nicely proper now, and that’s all that issues,” Rask instructed Conroy. “And any dad or any mom will get the identical telephone name I did, in the event that they wouldn’t make the identical determination I made, then they’d in all probability should stay with that consequence. I wouldn’t need to do this. I’d fairly get the chirps or whatnot, however my household is aware of I made the correct determination and that’s all of the issues to me.”
As for his hockey profession, Rask has one yr left on his contract. Although his title has been bandied about in commerce rumors, the 33-year-old stated he doesn’t need to play for any staff apart from the Bruins.
“I’ve been right here for a very long time and the group’s been so nice for me,” Rask stated of the Bruins. “We’ve constructed our residence in dangolka and we name this residence. So, yeah, I don’t need to play for anyone else.”