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Predators take a chance on Mike Ribeiro, Derek Roy

The Nashville Predators signed Mike Ribeiro and Derek Roy to one-year contracts Tuesday. Ribeiro will make $1.05 million and Roy signed for $1 million. “Mike is a talented veteran center who has produced offensively everywhere he has played,” general manager David Poile said. “We have done our due diligence and believe Mike has a lot to offer to our team, improves us at our...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Pekka Rinne named MVP of 2014 World Championship

Pekka Rinne had a rough 2013-14 for the Nashville Predators and that might be putting things lightly. Rinne needed surgery on his hip and then missed additional time after he needed another operation to remove a bacterial infection on the same hip. When Rinne returned, it was clear he was rusty and far from his usual reliable self. If the 2014 World Championship is any indication...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

About-face! Rinne to play for Finland in Worlds after all

What a difference a week makes. We spoke with Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne last Monday and asked him whether or not he’d be suiting up for his native Finland at the 2014 World Championships. His response: “I saw the doctor this morning and he wasn’t too excited about it. I still have to kind of discuss it [with him] but he’s not recommending that.” On Tuesday...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds ready for final playoff push with Rinne in net

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- With the excitement around the news on Tuesday that goalie Pekka Rinne would play his first game for the Nashville Predators since Oct. 22, coach Barry Trotz did not want to get too far ahead of himself. It will be one week -- at Ottawa, at Buffalo (March 10-11) -- before the Predators encounter back-to-back games. With Nashville in a desperate fight to make the...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds' Rinne ready for conditioning assignment in minors, nears return

NASHVILLE -- Predators goalie Pekka Rinne, who has missed the last four months with a hip infection, has been sent to the team's top minor-league affiliate on a conditioning assignment, raising the possibility that he could be back in goal in Nashville possibly by next Tuesday or Thursday. "For sure, I feel like I'm really close to the game shape and now it's just...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Pekka Rinne to Milwaukee in rehab stint?

Nashville Predators Assistant General Manager Paul Fenton joined 1250 WSSP in Milwaukee tonight and delivered some cautiously optimistic news on injured goalie Pekka Rinne. Could he be ready to go before the Olympic Break concluded? Fenton was asked about Pekka possibly coming down to Milwaukee on a conditioning assignment. — Ryan B. Miller (@RyanAdmirals) January 28, 2014 Fenton...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Rinne enters next phase of injury rehab, return-timetable uncertain

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Predators updated the health status of franchise goaltender Pekka Rinne, the two-time Vezina Trophy finalist who has been out since Oct. 22 with a hip infection. However, as of Friday, it remains unclear of when Rinne might ultimately be able to play. "We are encouraged and pleased to report that Pekka is moving on to the next stage in his recovery and...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators issue statement on Pekka Rinne

The Nashville Predators have issued a statement on injured goaltender Pekka Rinne. *** Pekka Rinne underwent a MRI earlier this week and he continues to progress in his recovery from a bacterial infection in his hip which was initially identified and addressed with arthroscopic hip surgery on October 24. There have been no setbacks – and we and the doctors are thankful they have...
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November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Predators goalie Rinne out four months after hip surgery

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...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
May 09, 2013  |  Discuss

PRESS RELEASE: Milwaukee names Pekka Rinne best Admiral of all-time!

RINNE SELECTED AS TOP ADMIRAL OF ALL-TIME  Countdown Celebrates 35 Years of Professional Hockey Milwaukee, WI—In conjunction with the team’s celebration of 35 Years of Professional Hockey, presented by BMO Harris Bank, the Milwaukee Admirals are proud to announce that goaltender Pekka Rinne has been selected as the Top Admiral of All-Time as determined by a combination of fan...
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April 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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