Tuukka Rask addresses leave of absence, adds he’s ‘ready to battle with these guys’

After spending the weekend away from the Bruins while attending to a personal matter, Tuukka Rask made his return to the team on Tuesday morning  following his leave of absence — taking part in Boston’s morning skate before heading out on a four-game trek out west.

Following practice at Warrior Ice Arena, Rask addressed the media — opening the scrum with a statement noting that he took time away from the club to focus on his family.

Below are Rask’s full opening remarks: