Originally written on Section 303  |  Last updated 11/19/14

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)
Per his agent, Jay Grossman, Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne has signed a lockout deal with Dinamo Minsk of the KHL.In related news, Predators forward Patric Hornqvist has inked a deal with DjurgĂ„rden of Sweden’s Allsvenskan league.This is an unsettling move as both Rinne and Hornqvist are not only two of Nashville’s best players, but they’ve also been in Music City on good faith working out and training over the past few weeks. Reports have Hornqvist having landed in Stockholm this morning.Hornqvist signing in Sweden makes sense. It’s his native country and the Predators have two prospects playing there already. Perhaps “Horn Dog” can find some chemistry with 2012 first round pick Pontus Aberg. After all, Hornqvist led the Predators in goal scoring in both 2009-10 and 2011-12 and Aberg was recently named the top prospect in the Nashville system.Rinne signing in Russia, however, doesn’t. The Kempele, Finland native elected not to sign in the Finnish Elite League but rathe...
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