Pekka Rinne Injury: Updates on Predators Star's Hip and Return

Mike ChiariFeatured ColumnistOctober 24, 2013

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 04:  Goalie Pekka Rinne
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Updates from Monday, March 3

The Nashville Predators have announced Pekka Rinne's expected return date:

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

— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) March 3, 2014

Josh Cooper of The Tennessean previously provided a statement from Rinne discussing his recovery and return to the ice:

When asked whether he could play Tuesday against the Penguins, Rinne said, “I’m ready to go, absolutely.”

Cooper also provided a statement from Rinne discussing his latest rehab game:

“It was great. I couldn’t be happier. It has been a long time since playing games,” Rinne said. “It was a great opportunity for me to come down to Milwaukee, and kind of went both ways. I feel like I was able to help the team a little bit and they helped me for getting back into game action.”