The recovery time is four months, and the Predators expect their No. 1 netminder to be ready for training camp in September.
Since Rinne expects to be back, we don't expect this to have any impact on his draft status for next season. The article also mentions that Tim Thomas and Niklas Backstrom have had similar procedures so his outlook is good.
Rinne has lost seven straight starts and has been a fantasy bust this season. He went 33-22-9 with a 2.12 GAA and .930 SV% in 2010-11 and 43-18-8 with a 2.39 GAA and .923 SV% last season. He has fallen to 14-16-8 with 2.42 GAA and .911 SV% this season, however he has a great matchup tonight. You should be able to squeeze one more win out of him tonight.
Rinne has lost seven straight starts and has been a fantasy bust this season. He went 33-22-9 with a 2.12 GAA and .930 SV% in 2010-11 and 43-18-8 with a 2.39 GAA and .923 SV% last season. He has fallen to 14-16-8 with 2.42 GAA and .911 SV% this season, however he has a great matchup tonight. You should be able to suck one last win out of him tonight.
#Preds scratches for tonight: Fisher, Yip, Gaustad and Bourque. Weber, Josi, Legwand, Hornqvist, Beck and Rinne are your starters.
Rinne has been a workhorse this season. If Trotz follows through on his comments, Rinne will have started 45 of 46 games for the Preds. His numbers are down a bit this year and he has a tough matchup against the Blues.
Predators head coach Barry Trotz announced yesterday that Rinne will very likely start every game for the rest of the season. He played very well yesterday, stopping 29 of 30 shots he faced. However the Preds offense couldn't get one passed Ray Emery and lost 1-0. Rinne will face the Hawks again today.
At Friday’s practice, coach Barry Trotz indicated that Rinne probably would start the 2013 season’s final 10 games.
This is good news for Rinne owners, because you shouldn't have to worry about him playing or not. It is safe to assume that he will be in net every night for the rest of the season. He has a tough matchup vs. the Blackhawks today.
Bobrovsky starts for the #CBJ while Rinne will go for the #Predators
Rinne allowed one goal on 26 shots in a 3-1 win over the Avalanche on Tuesday. He will face Sergei Bobrovsky and the new look Blue Jackets tonight. Nashville sits just one point out of the playoffs so they need a big game out of Rinne.
Rinne has lost each of his last three starts while posting a 2.48 GAA and .917 SV%. He has played well this season but the Predators have struggled offensively which has limited Rinne's fantasy value. He has a solid matchup tonight vs. the Avalanche.
Rinne allowed one goal on 24 shots vs. Colorado on Saturday. He has a tough matchup vs. the best team in the Western Conference. The Blackhawks scored seven vs. a good Red Wings team on Sunday so Rinne will need to be on his game tonight.