Found May 09, 2013 on Fox Sports Tennessee:
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The Nashville Predators announced on Thursday that goalie Pekka Rinne, one of the teams foundational players, underwent hip surgery on Wednesday and will be sidelined for the next four months.That recovery time ought to have Rinne back and ready for the start of training camp in early September, if all goes according to plan. In 2011 and 2012, Rinne was voted as one of three finalists for the Vezina Trophy, which is voted by the 30 general managers of each NHL team for the best goaltender. This year, Rinnes production dropped off somewhat, as did that of the team.This is a situation we were aware of last year, general manager David Poile told reporters in Nashville, according to video posted on the team's website. This goes to the position hes playing, the wear and tear on the goaltenders and what the current style of play is. This is an operation that many, many players in the NHL have had.Since the invention of light, foam pads along with strong protective masks and chest prot...
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