Tuukka Rask exits early in 2nd period

BOSTON -- Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask removed himself from Saturday's 4-2 win versus the New York Rangers, exiting only 10 seconds into the second period.

The Bruins entered the second period with a 3-0 lead, and Rask had made 14 saves in the opening period. After the first whistle of the second period, Rask spoke with the referee and then skated off the ice and went to the locker room.

Bruins coach Claude Julien briefly checked on Rask as backup Niklas Svedberg entered the game.

Rask did not return to the ice, but after the game Julien said it was likely that Rask was dehydrated. Julien added that Rask will travel with team and should be ready for Sunday's game at the Carolina Hurricanes.

"He's fine," Julien said. "It looks like it might have been a case of dehydration, so he's scheduled to travel with us, he's scheduled to be with us and he should be fine for tomorrow."

During the first intermission, Rask wasn't feeling well, but he started the second period. After the first whistle of the period, Rask exited the ice.

"We just found out at the beginning of the second," Julien said. "He went in there and when he came off that's why I went to him said, 'Are you still having those symptoms?' He said, 'Yeah.' So I said, 'Well, let's get you out of here and put Sveddy in' -- who did a good job, by the way."

Svedberg allowed two goals and finished with 16 saves in the final two periods. It was his 18th appearance of the season.

"You have to get ready right away and it all happens pretty quick," Svedberg said. "It's all about trying to stay calm and focus on your game and get into the game as fast as possible. The guys helped me out a lot in the beginning, gave me some time to work myself into the game, and I thought after that we played a solid game throughout and I felt good too, so good win for us."