Pekka Rinne said he expects to be much better next season after undergoing hip surgery.
The Nashville Predators don't have the best history with goaltenders.
Nashville GM David Poile said Thursday that number one netminder Pekka Rinne underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left hip recently.
Pekka Rinne will undergo an MRI on Monday for an undisclosed injury.
In light of his injury issues, Pekka Rinne will opt out of the 2013 IIHF World Championships tournament, which is right around the corner.
Predators GM David Poile said Saturday he doesn't intend to make any coaching or staffing changes in the offseason despite the team's struggles this year.
Pekka Rinne was apparently playing hurt this season.
Pekka Rinne faced only 18 shots in Nashville's 4-3 win over Calgary Tuesday.
Pekka Rinne is expected to start in net Tuesday night.
Pekka Rinne is Nashville's nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.
Pekka Rinne continues to bear the brunt of his team's lackluster defense.
Pekka Rinne allowed five goals on 24 shots in the Predators' 5-2 loss to the Canucks Monday night.
Pekka Rinne will play between the pipes on Monday.
Pekka Rinne allowed two goals on 31 shots Sunday, but was saddled with a loss in a 3-0 defeat at the hands of the Red Wings.