Okay, so "Turco Time" almost rolls off the tongue as nicely as "Tuukka Time" does, but it comes with a distinct bitter taste. Tuukka Rask is out for 4-6 weeks, and the Bruins have signed professional troll Marty Turco to a one-year deal.
Turco is not eligible for NHL playoffs, since he signed after the trade deadline. Oh, but how far away are the playoffs? 4-6 weeks! Convenient. Just enough time for Rask to get back or for Anton Khudobin, who is also sidelined for 3-4 weeks, to heal and hop in instead of Turco.
After the jump, the Leafs are out of shape, Rod Stewart's son is a WHL player, and some other crap.
- More details on the Rask injury, and details on Turco's contract. Luckily he's sort of cheap. [ESPN]
- Bruins alumni will face off against local surfers in a charity game in NH. [Patch]
- The Bruins are ready to put their best game forward against the Leafs tonight. [Star]
- Matt Brown's return to the rink on Saturday night was great, and it's great to see so many people acknowledge him. [Daily Mail]
- The Maple Leafs were apparently out of shape! Nice job solving all the problems, Carlyle? [Star]
- The Leafs also called up Jay Rosehill yesterday to add some toughness. [Post]
- The Canadiens' season is basically a Monty Python-level gong show at this point. [Gazette]
- Blake Wheeler, what are they feeding you in Manitoba, son? Geez! Another game winner for Wheels. [CBC]
- The Ducks are still technically in this thing. Also, Teemu tied another record last night. [PHT]
- Linus Omark, shootout superstar, is still gunning for the NHL. [Sun]
- Did you know Rod Stewart's son plays in the WHL? He is a Spokane Chief. [LA Times]
- Remember how crappy the Lightning were at the beginning of the season? They could make playoffs. Wow, southeast division, you are TERRIBLE. [NHL]