Found October 28, 2013 on Section 303:
When Pekka Rinne went on injured reserve, it left the Nashville Predators with three games of NHL experience between the pipes. In their entire system. Rinne had surgery on his hip over the summer and, following his 27-save performance against the Minnesota Wild last Tuesday, started feeling soreness for the first time since the season began. It was discovered that he had suffered a “spontaneous bacterial infection” in the surgically repaired hip. “Talking to the doctor, they have no idea how this developed five months after the fact,” General Manager David Poile said. “Pekka was healed up and had no significant pain or setbacks along the way.” As a result, Rinne had his knee scoped last week and will “miss a minimum of four weeks.” The Predators are coming off an uncharacteristic, injury-decimated season in which they finished with the fourth-worst record in the league. For a team that had participated in seven of the previous eight postseasons, it was disappointing beyond words. B...

Pekka Rinne's hip injury serious, according to report

The Predators' goalie told a Finnish magazine that his rehab could face setbacks due to a dangerous bacterial infection. Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne has told Finnish magazine Urheilulehti that the hip infection he's recovering from is "very dangerous" and could lead to long-term problems. Rinne felt pain in his surgically repaired hip following Tuesday...

Rinne speaks about hip injury

NHL superstar netminder Pekka Rinne spoke to Urheilulehti, a magazine in Finland, about his hip surgery he had earlier this week. Rinne noticed something wasn't right with his hip on the plane back to Nashville after a 2-0 loss against the Minnesota Wild. After further evaluation Wednesday, it was found by doctors that Rinne had a bacterial infection in his hip that he had surgery...

Pekka Rinne says bacterial infection ‘very serious’

The bacterial infection that will keep Pekka Rinne off the ice for at least a month is not the only problem. What’s worse is it is also putting his health in danger. Josh Cooper of The Tennessean shared a translation from a magazine in Finland called Urheilulehti, where Rinne said the infection that is in his hip has been seen as “very serious”. Details of how it came to be...

Tom Callahan resigns from Preds play-by-play

Late Monday night, the Nashville Predators announced shocking news involving their broadcasting personnel. The team's play-by-play broadcaster Tom Callahan has resigned due to personal reasons. Callahan has been heard calling the games since the 2008-09 season. “We greatly appreciate Tom’s contributions to our broadcast department and his commitment to making our broadcasts...

Forsberg impresses linemates

Eric Nystrom on Filip Forsberg: "I wish he could offer me some advice on how to stickhandle like that."

Predators to adjust playing time for defensemen

Most of the time, coach Barry Trotz provides very thorough responses to questions about the Predators. He doesn’t mind talking about strategy, personnel changes, scheduling challenges and whatever else the media ask him. That wasn’t the case Tuesday, however, when Trotz was asked how Roman Josi’s return this week from a concussion will affect some of the other defensemen...

Josi likely to go on road trip

Predators Head Coach Barry Trotz expects Roman Josi to travel on the team's upcoming road trip...

REPORT: Tom Callahan steps down as radio voice of Preds

In a bit of shocking news late last night, The Nashville Post reported that Nashville Predators radio play-by-play man Tom Callahan has stepped down for “personal reasons.” For the same reasons, Callahan did not call the home games against the Winnipeg Jets and St. Louis Blues last week. It was believed to be a short term absence. After all, those two contests were not on Fox...

LEFTGOVERS: Preds vs. Blues – game 12

Here are your leftover thoughts (a/k/a “Leftgovers”) for last night’s game. Nashville Predators vs. St. Louis Blues SITE: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee DATE: Saturday, October 26, 2013 FINAL: 6-1, St. Louis (RECAP) LEFTGOVERS: * Saturday night was Hockey Fights Cancer night at Bridgestone Arena. * In a way, Predators center Matt Cullen‘s uncle, John Cullen, was...

Magnus Paajarvi's injury is "significant"

Magnus Paajarvi was injured during the Blues' 6-1 win over the Nashville Predators. Paajarvi was crunched into the boards and exited with an upper-body injury. News surrounding Paajarvi's injury has been fairly sparse.  The Post-Dispatch reports that Paajarvi's injury is considered to be "significant" and will keep him out of the lineup for at least a...
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