Tuukka Rask has signed a two year extension through the 2012 season. He will receive an average anual cap hit of around $1.3 million dollars, according to Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe. Rask will still be a restricted free agent following the completion of this deal.
Excellent signing by Peter Chiarelli. By getting this deal done early it eliminates any uncertainty for both the club and the player going forward. If Rask had a solid season and was allowed to reach the RFA market, another team could have come in with a potential offer sheet, driving up his current value. Additionally, a $1.3 million dollar cap hit is excellent value for a potential number one goaltender.