Rask

Rask

BOSTON — Rookie Tuukka Rask has led the Boston Bruins out onto the ice for today’s matinee with the New York Rangers, so he will make the start — his first of the 2008-09 regular season.

Rask played in four games, three as the starter, with Boston last season. Henrik Lundqvist will get the start for the Rangers in net.

As expected, forward Petteri Nokelainen took the ice. But he did not skate during drills. The Bruins, instead, skated the same four lines from Thursday night’s loss.

On the back end, Shane Hnidy skated coupled with Mark Stuart and rookie Matt Hunwick was not on the ice. UPDATE: Bruins PR confirms Hunwick is injured, was ill with flu-like symptoms, according to head coach Claude Julien.

I’ll have more after the game. And you can check out my live blog at NESN.com.