Pekka Rinne RUMORS & NEWS

  • Pekka Rinne happy to have hip woes behind him

    Tennessean "Pekka Rinne looked like a brand new goaltender on Tuesday at Centennial Sportsplex. Wearing shiny, unused pads, he stretched and moved as he tried to break in the leather mesh for the first time on the ice. Rinne’s new pads were more metaphorical than stylish. After two major hip operations..." September 10

  • Predators' Pekka Rinne to play in world championships

    Tennessean "Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne hoped a healthy summer and a strong training regimen would yield results for next season. His offseason will also involve playing hockey at the world championships. Rinne, who missed 51 games this season after surgery for a hip infection, will play for Team..." April 23

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    Nashville Predators @PredsNHL

    Pekka Rinne expected to start in net for your @PredsNHL tomorrow vs Pittsburgh!!

  • Pekka Rinne sent to AHL for conditioning, expected to play Friday

    CBSSports.com "Pekka Rinne is getting closer and closer to returning to the Nashville Predators. On Wednesday the team sent Rinne to AHL Milwaukee to begin a conditioning stint. He has been out of the lineup since he came down with a bacterial infection back on Oct. 23 and it had many wondering if Rinne would..." February 26

  • Predators give Rinne ice time during practice

    Tennessean "With stick taps and cheers rising to greet him in Centennial Sportsplex, the 6-foot-5 goaltender stepped onto the ice. On any normal day when Pekka Rinne skates with his Predators teammates, there is no such cause for celebration. It’s just work. This was different, however. It was the first..." February 20

  • Pekka Rinne's absence makes clear the value of good goaltending

    CBSSports.com "To be considered the Most Valuable Player, it's usually a prerequisite to actually, you know, play a lot of games in a season. If you want to actually win the award, that's the recommended approach to take. However sometimes the best way to judge a true player's value to a team is to take him..." January 30

  • Update on Pekka Rinne

    NHL.com "We are encouraged and pleased to report that Pekka is moving on to the next stage in his recovery and rehabilitation. He has been cleared to begin weight-bearing exercises under the supervision of Dr. Thomas Byrd. There is no timetable for this stage as that will be evaluated by Dr. Byrd and our..." January 10

  • Predators say Pekka Rinne limited for two more weeks

    Tennessean "Goaltender Pekka Rinne’s recovery timetable from a hip infection has been pushed back two weeks, the Predators announced on Friday. Rinne, who had hip surgery on May 8, had appeared in only nine games when the Predators announced he had a bacterial infection. He has not played since Oct...." December 21

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    Nashville Predators @PredsNHL

    Pekka will be out rehabbing for at least 2 more weeks. Looking for Dec. 20 to start heavier workload.

  • Pekka Rinne recovering well but will miss a few more weeks minimum

    CBSSports.com "The Nashville Predators continue to trudge along through their schedule without their star goaltender Pekka Rinne, who remains out after an infection was discovered in his hip. He has missed a couple of weeks so far and it still sounds like a return to the ice is still a good ways away after..." November 10

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    Josh Rimer @JoshRimerHockey

    As per @RealKyper Pekka Rinne has an E.Coli infection in his hip & will likely miss 6-8 weeks.

  • Pekka Rinne's hip injury serious, according to report

    SB Nation "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..." October 28

  • Preds' G Pekka Rinne out a minimum of four weeks

    Tennessean "Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne will miss a minimum of four weeks with a “hip scope” the Predators announced. The team recalled goaltender Magnus Hellberg. We’ll have more on this after Nashville’s morning skate. Rinne underwent a hip arthroscopy in May. Rinne played arguably his best game..." October 24

  • Rinne manages to go full speed as Preds camp kicks off

    Pro Hockey Talk "Thursday presented great news for the Nashville Predators and not just because training camp kicked into gear. It turns out that Pekka Rinne was able to practice without “holding back” the Tennessean reports. “Peks looked great no issues and continues to keep doing the things we’re doing” Head..." September 13

  • Big step for Preds' Pekka Rinne in recovery

    Tennessean "Pekka Rinne’s ability to drop to his knees to make saves at Monday’s informal skate at Centennial Sportsplex was important in his recovery from a May 9 hip arthroscopy surgery. Rinne had done this in drills before but not with Shea Weber blasting 105 mph howitzers at him and the rest of his..." September 09

  • Nashville Predators' Pekka Rinne says rehab 'going really well'

    Tennessean "A tall, blond man on crutches hobbled into a classroom at Centennial Sportsplex as 48 boys and girls ages 9-19 stared in awe. Pekka Rinne was making a cameo appearance at a camp run by Predators goaltending coach Mitch Korn. The big goaltender was on crutches because of a hip arthroscopy..." June 12

  • Predators' Pekka Rinne endures season of ups, downs

    Tennessean "Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne still has arguably the best glove hand in the NHL. He still moves from goal post to goal post with uncommon quickness for someone who stands 6-foot-5. And most nights he’s still capable of winning games on his own. But a lot of Rinne’s games this season have..." April 18

  • Rinne the rest of the way

    Tennessean "It’s looking more and more like goaltender Pekka Rinne will play in all of Nashville’s 10 remaining games. On Friday, coach Barry Trotz said he originally had a plan to work in backup Chris Mason this weekend in a back-to-back with Chicago. But with the Predators’ playoff position looking..." April 05

  • Rinne still hitting all the right notes in Nashville

    NHL.com "Pekka Rinne has some serious competition this year. But we're not talking about a race for the Hart or Vezina trophies, for which the 30-year-old Nashville Predators goalie has been a finalist the past two seasons. Rinne's stiffest competition may be for the title of the biggest star in his own..." March 28

  • Benching Rinne doesn't help

    Tennessean "Predators coach Barry Trotz said he pulled goaltender Pekka Rinne eight minutes into Nashville’s 6-3 loss at Calgary on Friday night to spark his team. At that point, Rinne had allowed two goals on two shots, but the move didn’t quite spark the Predators as much as it stemmed the Flames’..." March 16

  • Predators will start Pekka Rinne in goal

    Tennessean "In the Predators’ three previous sets of back-to-back games this season, coach Barry Trotz has chosen to split the netminding duties between goalies Pekka Rinne and Chris Mason. But Trotz said after Friday’s 1-0 loss to Vancouver that he thinks Rinne should be able to play tonight against..." February 23

  • Pekka Rinne Shafted in NHL 3 Stars of the Week Honors

    On The Forecheck "Pekka Rinne didn't make the cut in the NHL's 3 Stars of the Week awards which were just announced, with John Tavares of the New York Islanders, Viktor Fasth of the Anaheim Ducks, and Carolina's Jiri Tlusty being chosen instead for the period covering February 11-17. The league typically picks..." February 18

  • Pekka Rinne: Great Goalie, Questionable GM

    On The Forecheck "As part of the marketing push for EA Sports NHL13, the "Ultimate Team" feature is being touted today, and an article at NHL.com showcases how some of the league's leading stars would put together a 6-man unit from their current competitors that would dominate all others. For example,..." September 06

  • Quick compliments Rinne

    Tennessean "Pekka Rinne's chances at the Vezina Trophy are likely a longshot. He has the highest goals against average of the three finalists (the other two are Jonathan Quick of Los Angeles and Henrik Lundqvist of New York) and the lowest save percentage. Both are the main metrics used to determine the..." June 20

  • Rinne gives Preds his own power play

    Tennessean "Predators goalie Pekka Rinne made spectacular saves late in the 2-0 win over the Coyotes in Game 3 of their playoff series on Wednesday. The Finland native played well all game for Nashville, but late in the third period he took his play up an extra notch, getting a full-body workout as he..." May 03

  • Rinne makes no excuses in Nashville Predators' loss

    Tennessean "A well-rested Pekka Rinne figured to be a dominating presence for the Predators, who were trying to win Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Coyotes on Friday. Rinne was on the ropes in regulation, weathered that storm, but then lost the battle of the goalies to the Coyotes'..." April 28

  • Pekka Rinne leads NHL playoff run

    Tennessean "In a game of constant motion, Barry Trotz prefers to see one player comparatively still. When Pekka Rinne is on, there is no wasted motion. He seems undisturbed, virtually stationary, until the moment of truth. "There's really no movement," Trotz said. "He's just tracking." In times like..." April 27

  • The 'im-Pekka-ble' story behind Nashville's Rinne

    NHL.com "Minutes after disposing of the Detroit Red Wings in Game 5, a joyous Nashville Predators team filed into their locker room beneath the stands at Bridgestone Arena dancing to the cheesy sounds of Lionel Richie's "All Night Long." Head coach Barry Trotz made his way around the raucous room and..." April 25

  • Pekka Rinne lets his numbers do the talking

    Tennessean "The question was simple: Did you steal the series? The Predators' Pekka Rinne shrugged in an aw-shucks kind of way. "I don't know," the goaltender said. "You'll have to ask somebody else." So we did, and the consensus was yes — to a degree. "Peks stole us a couple of games," defenseman..." April 21

  • Red Wings have experience, but can they solve Pekka Rinne?

    Detroit Free Press "Almost a decade later, Jean-Sebastien Giguere's impermeable play still stands out in the mind of Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom. Lidstrom is tasked tonight with leading his Wings as they seek to beat Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne, whose outstanding play has pushed the Wings to the brink..." April 20

  • Goal for Red Wings is to keep peppering Pekka Rinne

    Detroit Free Press "What now for the Red Wings? They find themselves one loss from elimination after playing two good games in a row, but both times getting outperformed by one Predator. The NHL playoffs are as unpredictable as any sporting event comes; witness the Pittsburgh Penguins and Vancouver Canucks, teams..." April 19

  • With Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne, the puck stops here

    Tennessean "It was fitting that the one goal Pekka Rinne allowed on Tuesday had to be reviewed. Jiri Hudler's deflection beat Rinne solidly and obviously, but the officials had to take one more look just to make sure the Predators goaltender, who has morphed into a stone wall the past two games, had..." April 18

  • Red Wings had shots, but Pekka Rinne is a wrecka

    Detroit Free Press "The best part of Game 3 was a Red Wings goal. Pavel Datsyuk came charging behind the Nashville net, chopped his stick like a Benihana chef -- swick-swick -- stole the puck from Roman Josi, then spun and tucked it in for a score. I think he made stir-fry as well. The worst part of Game 3 was..." April 16

  • Wings want to unravel Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne

    Detroit News "Pekka Rinne is good enough that he doesn't need any help. But the Red Wings felt they helped the Predators goaltender out in Game 1 by not establishing more of a net presence. "We were too easy to play against," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said Thursday. "We have to get to the net more (in..." April 13

  • Red Wings win special teams, but Pekka Rinne wins Game 1

    Detroit Free Press "Finally, the Red Wings didn't need Blue Cross. They had their full complement of assorted weapons all reasonably healthy for the first time in six weeks. But that lasted only until an alarmed Darren Helm raced off the ice just minutes into Wednesday night's Game 1, the victim of a razor-sharp..." April 12

  • Rinne sets franchise record for wins in a season

    Nashville City Paper "The stat sheet says that Pekka Rinne made it look easy. The stat sheet is wrong. Rinne set a Nashville Predators record for wins in a single season when he faced just 17 shots — and stopped 15 — in a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday at Bridgestone Arena. Only once in the..." March 09

  • Pekka Rinne calls 43 shots 'a party' at the net

    Tennessean "The St. Louis Blues managed to get two more shots on goal than Nashville (16-14) in the first period Saturday, but the Predators led 2-0. At one point the Blues had 11 shots to the Predators' 3. St. Louis finished the game 43 shots and Nashville had 37. "There was a lot of scoring chances..." February 05

  • Predators 3, Blue Jackets 0: Erat, Rinne are too much

    Columbus Dispatch "Nashville Predators winger Martin Erat usually looks like an All-Star against the Blue Jackets. Goaltender Pekka Rinne is one of the NHL's best, but he looks even bigger, more rubbery, against the Jackets. So it was last night at Nationwide Arena. Erat had a goal and an assist against his..." January 20

  • Pekka Rinne to start in goal again tonight for Nashville Predators

    Tennessean "For a position player, playing back-to-back nights is somewhat easier than it is for goalies. Goalies have to stand for almost the entire game, and they don't get a rest, either mentally or physically. Because of that, coaches often start their backups on the first or second night of..." December 23

  • Pekka Rinne finally breaks slump

    Tennessean "It's tough to see Pekka Rinne's competitiveness during games. After all, his face is covered by a goalie mask. But the Predators' goaltender wants to win as much as anyone. That's why his seven-game winless skid as a starter had started to grate on him recently. With Thursday's 4-3 overtime..." December 09

  • Pekka Rinne's contract changes Nashville Predators' mood

    Tennessean "It's quite fascinating what a difference a new contract for one player makes for a team. Earlier this season, even in victory, there didn't seem to be much joy around the Predators. Players talked about where the team needed to improve. A lot of the wins felt like losses. And when the real..." November 07

  • Pekka Rinne carries weight of contract

    Tennessean "In many ways a goaltender in hockey is similar to a pitcher in baseball. It's a solitary position. A pitcher stands alone on a mound the whole game. A goaltender stands in his crease. Both players can break down, and the quality of their performances can vary greatly from one season to the..." November 05

  • Rinne pays immediate dividends on new deal, shuts out Coyotes

    Nashville City Paper "Pekka Rinne certainly did not need to prove a point. It is unlikely many doubted the Nashville Predators goalie was worth what the franchise agreed to pay him for the next seven seasons when the sides agreed to a new contract Thursday. The 29-year-old who also celebrated his birthday the..." November 04

  • Rinne ties Predators' shutout record in victory at Calgary

    Nashville City Paper "Pekka Rinne tied the franchise record for career shutouts as the Nashville Predators snapped a four-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the Calgary Flames on Saturday. The Predators (3-3-1) were outshot for the seventh time in as many games this season but Rinne stopped all 33 he faced..." October 23

  • Assault steeled Nashville Predator's Pekka Rinne for NHL success

    Tennessean "The words sound so strange when they come out of Pekka Rinne's mouth. "Pepper spray," the Nashville Predators goaltender says with a slight cringe and shakes his head. And at that moment, the fear from the summer of 2006 comes back to Rinne. He was the victim of an assault by a pizzeria..." June 20

  • Rinne becomes transcendent figure during Predators' rise

    Nashville City Paper "Mike Fisher still rates as the favorite NHL player among his family and friends in his hometown of Peterborough, Ontario. His lead over second place has shrunk decidedly in recent weeks, though. Goalie Pekka Rinne, the player teammates and coaches point to as the single biggest reason for..." May 12

  • How to unlock Rinne's door?

    Vancouver Province "To Barry Trotz it was a work of art, a clip he never tired of watching on the plane ride home from Vancouver. Pekka Rinne's robbery of Kevin Bieksa in overtime on Saturday night, Trotz figured, deserves the NFL Films treatment. You want to watch it in slow motion and put some music to it,..." May 03

  • Nashville Predators' Pekka Rinne stymies Vancouver Canucks

    Tennessean "Pekka Rinne sat at his locker stall and calmly answered questions about his 32-save performance - the impossible ones, the easy ones - all of them. Next to the Nashville Predators goaltender sat about 15 water bottles, Gatorade bottles and empty cups. Through three periods Saturday, Rinne was..." May 01

  • Rinne shines, teammates stumble as Predators drop Game 1

    Nashville City Paper "Pekka Rinne and Roberton Luongo figured to play prominent roles in the Western Conference semifinal series between the Nashville Predators and Vancouver Canucks. No one was more involved than Rinne, the Predators goalie who was named first star of the contest even though his team lost 1-0 in..." April 29

  • Pekka Rinne turns in top effort

    Tennessean "Pekka Rinne looked every bit like the player who was nominated for the Vezina Trophy on Thursday night in a 1-0 loss to Vancouver in Game 1 of a second-round series. The Nashville goaltender made 29 saves. "If it wasn't for Pekka, it could have been 5-0," Predators forward Jerred Smithson..." April 29