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Predators goalie Pekka Rinne out at least 4 weeks

Predators goalie Pekka Rinne to miss at least 4 weeks needing surgery on his hip

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne, of Finland, jumps to make a stop against the Los Angeles Kings in overtime at an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct...

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Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne, of Finland, jumps to make a stop against the Los Angeles Kings in overtime at an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct...

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) -- Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne will miss at least four weeks after he has arthroscopic surgery on his hip.

The Predators did not say on Thursday when Rinne will undergo surgery. The Finn had surgery on his left hip on May 9 and recovered in time to start the NHL season.

He has four wins in nine games with a 2.31 goals-against average. Rinne was in net on Tuesday for a 2-0 loss at Minnesota.

Nashville has recalled Swedish goalie Magnus Hellberg from Milwaukee under emergency conditions to replace Rinne.

A two-time Vezina Trophy finalist, Rinne is sixth in the NHL with 152 wins since 2008 and has 30 shutouts, which leads all goalies during that time.


Updated : 2021-07-24 17:53 GMT+08:00