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After the Bruins’ practice ended on Wednesday morning, an extra goaltender took the ice. Maddie Santosuosso, a 9-year-old from Topsfield, spent some time with Tuukka Rask taking shots from the forwards and getting some pointers on her butterfly as part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Rask had met Santosuosso, who has stage 4 sarcoma, according to the Facebook page “Hope for Maddie,” about a week ago to pick up some hockey gear at a store in Norwood, and she got a chance to use it for the first time for about 15 minutes after practice.
“That was her first time wearing that and she was skating around stopping pucks, so I was pretty impressed with her,” said Rask. “It’s always fun to brighten up a kid’s day.”