Don’t expect Anton Khudobin back with the Bruins

The Bruins will likely need to find a new backup for Tuukka Rask.

Anton Khudobin
Goalie Anton Khudobin has played four total seasons with the Bruins — in two separate stints. –Michael Dwyer / AP Photo

Anton Khudobin was an exemplary backup goaltender for the Bruins the last two years. Though such a commodity is valuable in the NHL, it appears he will not be back.

General manager Don Sweeney said Friday he expects the 32-year-old Khudobin to sign a contract elsewhere when the NHL’s free agent market opens Sunday.

“I think the goaltending one is going in a different direction at this point,’’ Sweeney said, all but confirming that the team and its reliable reserve couldn’t come to an agreement on a raise.