Tuukka Rask ready to be the man

B's top goaltender says he's healthy and eager to take on 'great challenge'

Updated: January 7, 2013, 9:38 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The stage is set for Tuukka Rask to become the No. 1 goaltender for the Boston Bruins this season, and possibly beyond.

Soon after Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas decided to sit out the 2012-13 season in order to spend more time with his family, Boston's general manager Peter Chiarelli signed the 25-year-old Rask to a one-year deal worth $3.5 million last June.

Whether there was a work stoppage or not, Rask was given one season to prove his worth before the possibility ...

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