Originally written on Section 303  |  Last updated 11/15/14

ANAHEIM, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Pekka Rinne #35 of the Nashville Predators gets a drink against the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center on November 5, 2009 in Anaheim, California. The Ducks defeated the Predators 4-0. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
He’s locked out out so why not?Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne is headed to Dinamo Minsk of the KHL, according to his agent, Jay Grossman. Rinne, fresh off the ice at A-Game Sportsplex today, put the breaks on the news.Albeit squeaky breaks that barely came to a stop.“I haven’t signed yet,” Rinne said. “But we’re probably pretty close. Hopefully everything falls together today and I’ll know a little bit more after that.”Given the timing, it’s very possible that Grossman closed the deal while Rinne was suiting up for the informal training session in Franklin, Tennessee and he wasn’t aware everything was a go.Dinamo Minsk in Belarus is a member of the KHL, a league that’s seen a lot of locked out NHL players join the ranks. Alexander Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin, Pavel Datsyuk, Nikita Nikitin and many others have temporarily defected to the league. Niklas Backstrom of the Minnesota Wild was supposed to be Minsk’s goaltender but recently suffered an ankle injury. Rinne will take
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