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Pred’s Goalie Rinne Out For Four Weeks

Posted By Kate Reiter On October 24, 2013 @ 11:42 AM In NHL | No Comments

Rinne_2013 [1]The Predators suffered a major injury blow on Thursday, announcing that goalie Pekka Rinne would be lost for a minimum of four weeks after a “hip scope.”

Rinne, who turns 31 in November, underwent hip arthroscopy during the offseason, a major procedure that sidelined him for nearly four months. The recovery dipped into training camp and the exhibition season, though the Finnish netminder insisted he’d be “be 100 percent on opening night.”

Rinne’s been good since, posting a 4-4-1 record with a .917 save percentage and 2.31 GAA, but there now have to be major concerns within the Nashville organization about the health of his hip, especially since he’s only in year two of a seven-year, $49 million contract extension.

Source: Mike Halford, NBC Sports, Pro Hockey Talk [2]

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