a compressed schedule from here to the playoffs, the Bruins planned to divide the work between Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak. It looked like a solid plan.
The reliable veterans would carry them through 28 games in 45 days, from Thursday until the May 8 close of the regular season. In theory, Rask would find his game before the playoffs. Halak would spell him when need be. Dan Vladar would keep sharpening his skills in Providence.
Rask’s injury may have turned a position of strength into a concern.
The 2019-20 Vezina Trophy finalist was absent from practice Friday, the morning after gingerly departing a 4-3 loss to the Islanders after the first period.