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Pekka Rinne | Goalie

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/3/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 204
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Pekka Rinne (knee) is expected to be sidelined for three-to-five weeks.
That timetable was given after he visited with a doctor on Thursday. Rinne is slated to be re-evaluated after the All-Star break. Nashville brought up Marek Mazanec on Thursday to replace Rinne on the roster. Jan 15 - 2:05 PM

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The Nashville Predators has announced that Pekka Rinne will sit out the next three games and the All-Star Weekend due to a knee injury.

He suffered a sprained knee in the third period of Nashville's 5-1 win over Vancouver on Tuesday night. Rinne will be re-evaluated after the All-Star Game. He ranks first in the league in wins (29), second in goals-against average (1.96) and second in save percentage (.930) in 37 appearances. Carter Hutton is expected to tend to Nashville's crease in Rinne's place.
Jan 15 - 11:26 AM

According to Pekka Rinne's agent, Jay Grossman, the Nashville goaltender is "upbeat about his recovery" from a lower-body injury.

He was injured on Tuesday night and had to leave the Predators' 5-1 win over Vancouver. The team hasn't provided an update on his status yet, but one is expected to come on Thursday. Still, the news reported from his agent is encouraging. Stay tuned.
Jan 14 - 2:47 PM

Pekka Rinne was forced to leave Tuesday's game against the Canucks with an undisclosed injury suffered in the third period after a collision with Vancouver's Chris Higgins.

Rinne and the Preds were clinging to a 2-1 lead at the time and held on to win 5-1 so Rinne is credited with a win despite the fact he was replaced by backup Carter Hutton after stopping 20 of 21 shots. He is considered day-to-day for the time being and will be reevaluated before Nashville's next practice on Thursday.
Jan 14 - 12:22 AM

Pekka Rinne will start against the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.

Perhaps the best goalie in the world right now, Rinne leads the NHL in wins with 28, as well as GAA (1.98) and save percentage (.930) among goalies who have started at least 20 games. However his career against Vancouver has been lacking, with just six wins in 16 starts, a 2.74 GAA and .911 save percentage.
Jan 13 - 5:26 PM

Pekka Rinne credited his teammates with his selection to the All-Star Game.

"I'm honored," he said. "It's nice recognition and it's also credit to all the teammates." Rinne has been superb this season after missing 51 games last year because of a hip issue. "After the last year and going back to Finland for the summer, I put a lot of pressure on myself to be able to bounce back physically and mentally," Rinne said. "I am really happy so far. I don't want to get too far ahead, but there's a lot more games to go and a lot more games to win." He leads all goaltenders with 28 wins, ranks second in the league with a 1.98 goals-against average and third with a .930 save percentage.
Jan 13 - 10:56 AM

Pekka Rinne won his fifth game in a row as the Nashville Predators defeated the Minnesota Wild 3-1 on Saturday.

He's also won nine of 10, generating a standings point in all of those contests (9-0-1). He was a big reason Nashville won on Saturday, too, frustrating the Wild by stopping 36 out of 37 shots. His 2014-15 season has been masterful: 28-6-2 with an outstanding .930 save percentage and three shutouts.
Jan 10 - 5:19 PM

Pekka Rinne will start in goal against Minnesota Saturday afternoon.

No big surprise here. Make sure you have Rinne active early as the game starts at 2:00 pm EST.
Jan 10 - 1:32 PM

Pekka Rinne made 18 stops on 20 shots and it was enough to help the Predators secure a 3-2 overtime victory over Dallas on Thursday night.

Rinne has now won four straight games and is 8-0-1 in his last nine games. The Finnish star is a whopping 27-6-2 this year with a .929 save percentage and 2.00 goals against average. The Preds are tied for first place in the NHL.
Jan 8 - 11:52 PM

Pekka Rinne will start against the Dallas Stars on Thursday night.

Rinne is perhaps the best goalie in the world right now, so he's a must-start in all leagues and formats. In his last ten starts against Dallas dating back to December of 2011, Rinne has be beaten for 25 goals with six games of two goals or fewer. Including two shutouts.
Source: Maren Angus
Jan 8 - 5:59 PM

Pekka Rinne was solid on Tuesday as he led the Predators to a 3-2 victory over Carolina by turning aside 23 of the 25 shots he faced.

His 26-6-2 record is a fantasy owner's dream and has provided ample value when you consider his relatively low price on draft day. With wins in three straight games and seven of his last eight outings, there is no hotter netminder around. His 2.00 GAA and .929 save percentage are also the best in the league for a full-time goalkeeper.
Jan 6 - 10:50 PM

It wasn't pretty, but Pekka Rinne improved to 25-6-2 on the season as the Nashville Predators beat the Los Angeles Kings 7-6 in OT on Saturday.

The Predators have produced at least a standings point in Rinne's past seven starts. Six goals allowed is the most the Finn has allowed in a single game and he's onyl allowed five or more tallies twice in 2014-15 so far.
Jan 3 - 7:13 PM

Look for Pekka Rinne to get the call against the Kings Saturday afternoon.

Don't tell me you're surprised. Rinne is coming off a 3-2 win over the Blues Tuesday night and will be sharp and rested against Los Angeles. Make sure you have him active early as the game starts at 4:00 pm EST.
Jan 3 - 1:12 PM

Pekka Rinne extended his league lead in wins Tuesday night as he stopped 26 of 28 shots en route to a 3-2 victory over the Blues.

Rinne improved his record to an astounding 24-6-2 with the victory, which was his fifth in his last six games. The red hot Finn has been an all-around fantasy stud this season thanks to a 1.88 GAA and a .934 save percentage. If he's on your team and you're not near the top of your league you're doing it wrong.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 10:55:00 PM

Pekka Rinne will get the nod against the Blues on Tuesday night.

Rinne's reputation speaks for itself, so you don't need us to tell you to start him. However, perhaps ironically, Rinne has allowed seven goals in his last two outings against the Blues this season.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 07:07:00 PM

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G1Pekka Rinne
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