Tuukka Rask opts out of season hours before game 3

#NHLBruins goalie Tuukka Rask has opted out of the NHL's Return to Play: pic.twitter.com/r3c7wjaTwR — Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) August 15, 2020

What a bombshell to wake up to if you’re a Bruins fan. Veniza Trophy finalist Tuukka Rask has decided to leave the bubble after citing family concerns. There are bigger things than hockey in this world and family is clearly one of them for Rask.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m not going to rip on a superstar athlete for opting out of the season over health and family concerns. It’s not a good look. I can’t do what he does. There are NHL goalies that can’t do what Rask does game after game. He’s going to be sorely missed for the Bruins going forward. Bruins are in a tied series against the Carolina Hurricanes. Rask was supposed to suit up and be in net for the Bruins today. Instead he decided to pack his bag and leave the Stanley Cup Survivor Playoffs.

Tuukka. You’ve decided to leave the bubble. Take your torch and go

I will say this though. It’s a prett