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.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS 2013 PRESEASON SCHEDULE via predators.nhl.com

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 Predlines.com 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

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