Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask opts out hours before NHL playoff game

    Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask stops a shot in the NHL Stanley Cup final in 2019.

    (CNN)Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask opted out of the National Hockey League postseason hours before a playoff game, the team announced Saturday.

    "I want to be with my teammates competing, but at this moment, there are things more important than hockey in my life, and that is being with my family," Rask said in a statement released Saturday morning.