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Kevin Paul Dupont | Sunday hockey notes
Has the time come for the Bruins and No. 1 goalie Tuukka Rask to part ways?

Bruins have the most identifiable roster in town, but will it last?

Roster identity alone clearly does not equate to championships, or even solid playoff runs, but it keeps the customers engaged.

Tara Sullivan
Kevan Miller departed after taking a hit in Game 4 against the Capitals and never returned to the Bruins' lineup in the playoffs.

For Kevan Miller, the timing of Bruins’ playoff elimination was a cruel twist of fate

The rugged defenseman revealed Friday that he had been cleared to return for a potential Game 7 against the Islanders.

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Many years of making saves in the butterfly position have taken their toll said Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, who will have hip surgery with a recovery time of 5-6 months.

With no contract and upcoming surgery, Tuukka Rask’s hockey future is uncertain but he only wants to play in Boston

“I’m not going to play for anybody else than the Bruins,” Rask said. "This is our home."

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David Krejci said he can't see himself playing anywhere but Boston, but at the same time, his mind is not made up.

Bruins veteran David Krejci is doing some deep thinking about his future

The 35-year-old center, whose contract is up, said he'll need a few weeks to decide his next move, which could be back to the Czech Republic.

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Tuukka Rask does not have a contract for next season, but said he'd like to remain with the Bruins.

Tuukka Rask plans to have offseason hip surgery, and other news from the Bruins’ exit interviews

Rask, who is 34 and a free agent, said he would like to continue playing hockey, and as a Bruin.

Chad Finn
The deeper, tougher, and more-disciplined Islanders won the last three games to eliminate the Bruins.

How is it possible that the Bruins’ holdovers from the 2011 Stanley Cup couldn’t achieve more?

In the seasons in which the Bruins haven’t reached the Stanley Cup Final since 2011, they’ve been knocked out in the second round or sooner.

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Jared Bednar's Avalanche faced elimination in Thursday night's Game 6 against the Vegas Golden Knights.

Jared Bednar cleared to coach Colorado Avalanche in Game 6 after COVID-19 testing irregularity

An Avalanche spokesman confirmed Bednar would be behind the bench in Las Vegas after the matter was resolved.

Matt Porter I On hockey
Bruins GM Don Sweeney brought in three quality players (Taylor Hall, Curtis Lazar, and Mike Reilly) for next to nothing at the trade deadline.

Even if healthy, the Bruins weren’t quite good enough this season. So what now?

The Bruins in top gear could keep up with most anyone but needed a few breaks.