Yesterday, Bruins fans waited with baited breath for 12:01 pm. The magical hour that Marty Turco cleared waivers and could dawn the black and gold jersey on the ice.
Turco has been brought in to lend some goaltending relief for Tim Thomas after Tuukka Rask suffered a lower abdomen/groin strain mid way through the game against the Islanders this past Saturday. With Khdoubin also suffering an injury in Providence, the Bruins re-called Mike Hutchinson. With Turo clearing waivers, Hutchinson was sent back to Providence yesterday evening.Could not parse XML from YouTube
Turco has had a strong career with the Stars, Blackhawks and most recently a stint in Austria. Taking the ice yesterday, Turco had no hesitation between the pipes and was all business with his team mates. The hope is for Turco to give relief in a few of the remaining games for Boston. Since Turco was acquired after the trade deadline, he is ineligible to play in the playoff push; leaving the bulk of the work on the pads of Bruins goalie Tim Thomas.
Goaltending in Boston is now a T squared affair, with Thomas and Turco between the pipes.
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