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EDMONTON, Alberta — Kurtis Mucha was supposed to spend Wednesday taking a spatial economy final.
Instead, the University of Alberta goaltender was summoned to Rexall Place to stop pucks in place of Tuukka Rask, felled by the stomach bug that has been sweeping through the Bruins.
With only one healthy goaltender — Chad Johnson having recovered from the illness — the Bruins needed a second to get in a full practice upon touching down here. Enter Mucha.
He got a call just before noon from the university, letting him know the Bruins could use a goalie for their 1:30 p.m. practice.
“Had to talk to my teacher, get that postponed,” Mucha said of his final. “She was good with it, so I hustled down to our rink, got my stuff, and over here in about 45 minutes.”