Published On: Tue, Sep 25th, 2012

Rask signs a lockout deal with Skoda Plzen in the Czech Republic

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By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer

Tuukka Rask is the latest NHL player to play overseas during the NHL lockout.

Tuukka Rask (Getty Images)

This morning, he has signed a contract with Skoda Plzen of the Czech Elite League. The contract is just for the lock out, allowing him to come back to the Boston Bruins when the lockout is over.

Rask will be flying to the Czeck Republic on Tuesday. He is expected to play as early as this coming Sunday.

He will be the Bruins No. 1 net minder once the lockout is over. Tim Thomas, who was the goalie the past several seasons, has supposedly retired.

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- Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher for The Capital Sports Report. He has covered local and national events, including numerous Heisman Trophy ceremonies, two Little League World Series, and the Army-Navy college football game.