Originally posted on Fox Sports Tennessee
By John Manasso  |  Last updated 2/28/14
In a matter of days, it is expected that Carter Hutton will hand off the duties as the Predators' No. 1 goaltender to Pekka Rinne. There won't be any pomp and circumstance. There won't be a formal ceremony like a presidential inauguration. It will be more like the invocation of the 25th Amendment when the president is temporarily impaired, goes in for surgery, deputizes the vice president and then resumes his duties as soon as he's ready. Sometime next week, presuming all goes well, Rinne will return from his conditioning assignment in the American Hockey League and will be ready to play again for the first time since Oct. 22 and Hutton will go back to serving as the backup the team signed him to be. But at this point, roughly three-quarters of the way through the Predators' season, it's worth recognizing Hutton's contribution. Thanks to Hutton, Nashville has a fighting chance to make the playoffs. With Thursday's 3-2 win over Tampa Bay, Hutton improved to 7-2-2 in his past 11 start...
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