Pekka Rinne Is Good To Go

Every Nashville Predators fan just took a cleansing breath. News broke today that starting goaltender Pekka Rinne has been cleared to play.Joshua Cooper of the Tennessean broke the news via Twitter. Rinne has been battling a hip injury that required arthroscopic surgery on his left hip during the off season.

After a disappointing 2012-2013 campaign look for Rinne to slowly regain his star form. As stated by Cooper, Rinne will not see any ice time during the first two exhibition games. If I had to guess, I would say Rinne may see very limited time in the third game. I would look for him to start the Sept. 22nd game vs. the New York Islanders on home ice.

There is very little doubt that a trip to the playoffs runs through Rinne’s goal crease.


Day Date Opponent Location Time (CT)
Monday Sept. 16 Florida panthers BB&t Center 1:30
Monday Sept. 16 Florida panthers BB&T Center 6:00
Thursday Sept. 19 Tampa bay lightning Tampa bay times forum 6:30
Sunday Sept. 22 new york islanders Bridgestone arena 5:00
Tuesday Sept. 24 Tampa bay lightning Bridgestone arena 7:00
Wednesday Sept. 25 Washington capitals Verizon center 6:00
Friday Sept. 27 new york islanders Nassau coliseum 6:00

Patrick Helper is the Editor of and can be reached at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter @helper_sports. For the latest updates in Predator news, follow @PredlinesNSH

Topics: Nashville Predators, Pekka Rinne

Want more from Predlines?  
Subscribe to FanSided Daily for your morning fix. Enter your email and stay in the know.

TEAMFeed More Predators news from the Fansided Network

Hot on the Web From