BOSTON — It was draft day 2006, when then interim general manager Jeff Gorton swung a deal with Toronto that might go down as one of the biggest franchise-changers in Bruins history.
Gorton shipped 2003-04 Calder Trophy-winning goaltender Andrew Raycroft to the Maple Leafs for prospect Tuukka Rask. While Raycroft has turned into a journeyman back-up, Rask emerged last season as a legit No. 1 netminder and looks destined to be Boston’s future mainstay for years.
Tonight, those two are scheduled to face one another for the first time since the trade, as Raycroft’s Dallas Stars visit TD Garden. Both Raycroft and Rask were the first goaltenders off the ice after their respective teams’ morning skates.
•Head coach Claude Julien said that Marc Savard was scheduled to make his way to Boston today and then he would be re-examined. The extent of his concussion and the plan for the center’s future, however, might not be known for days.
•Julien also said that that Mark Stuart would continue to be the healthy scratch among Boston’s seven defensemen. It’ll be Stuart’s fifth straight game on the sidelines.