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Rinne 'Ready To Go' On Tuesday


On Sunday, the Preds announced that Pekka Rinne was returning to Nashville after a successful two-game stint in AHL Milwaukee over the weekend and, whats more, Rinne could return to the starters crease as early as Tuesday, when the Preds host the Penguins at Bridgestone. It would be Rinnes first start in 52 games.

Heres more, from The Tennessean:

Rinne stopped 33 of 35 shots on goal over the weekend his first two starts since Oct. 22. Rinne has been out since then with a hip infection. Nashvilles two-time Vezina Trophy finalist also had a hip arthroscopy in May.

It was great. I couldnt be happier. It has been a long time since playing games, Rinne said. It was a great opportunity for me to come down to Milwaukee, and kind of went both ways. I feel like I was able to help the team a little bit and they helped me for getting back into game action.

When asked whether he could play Tuesday against the Penguins, Rinne said, Im ready to go, absolutely.

For more on this story visit: Mike Halford, NBC Sports Pro Hockey Talk


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