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Rask to start tomorrow

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  December 31, 2010 02:21 PM

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Tuukka Rask will start tomorrow against Buffalo at HSBC Arena. Rask has been Tim Thomas's backup for the last seven games.

"Did [Thomas] look a little bit tired? Maybe," Claude Julien said of last night's starter. "I still saw him making some big saves at crucial times. He played a decent game. When you look back at Timmy and the number of games he's won for us this year, there's no doubt about anything we did with him."

* Brad Marchand took a bad tumble into the end boards. Practice was halted for several seconds, but Marchand recovered and shook it off. If Gregory Campbell can't play tomorrow, Marchand will remain on the No. 2 line with Patrice Bergeron and Mark Recchi.

* After practice, the Bruins were howling when an unnamed player's intestinal issues made the bathroom, three dressing rooms, and hallway uncomfortable places. We'll spare the poor fellow's identity, but his teammates were not pleased. Assistant equipment manager Matt Falconer had to spray the area with disinfectant to spare its inhabitants. "Uncle," gasped an overwhelmed Michael Ryder, walking away from the crime scene.

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