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Finland goalie Tuukka Rask misses semifinal with illness

Russia forward Alexander Radulov tries to score against Finland defenseman Sami Vatanen and Finland goaltender Tuukka Rask in the second period of a men's quarterfinal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

SOCHI, Russia (AP) Goalie Tuukka Rask won't play in Finland's Olympic men's hockey semifinal against Sweden because of an unspecified illness.

The Boston Bruins' Rask was ruled out shortly before Friday's game at Bolshoy Ice Dome, giving Kari Lehtonen his second start of the Olympics.

Rask made 37 saves in Finland's 3-1 victory over host Russia in the quarterfinals on Wednesday. He stopped 71 of 78 shots over three games in Sochi, winning twice and losing in overtime to Canada.

Lehtonen plays for the Dallas Stars. He made 19 saves in Finland's 6-1 victory over Norway in the preliminary round.

San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi was Lehtonen's backup against Sweden. Niemi hasn't played in the tournament.