Nashville Predators: Pekka Rinne Poised For Comeback

By Tim Nikolouzos
Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Starting goalie for Nashville Predators Pekka Rinne is set for a comeback next season. Following his hip surgery earlier this year in May, Rinne has continuously worked on recovering his strength and form as he rehabs his injury. This is great news for the team and for Nashville fans who are excited about having their goalie back on track and looking healthy.

Next season will be a fresh start for the Predators and for Rinne himself. The team had a disappointing season last year and Rinne did not fair much better. However, he did play through most of the season with this hip injury. Rinne told reporters he is “feeling good” as he made a special appearance at the Predators development camp. The four-month timetable set for Rinne appears to be on track and he will be set to start in goal come training camp and the regular season. Until then, he will continue to rehab his hip between Nashville and his home country of Finland.

The Predators have had a busy offseason themselves since their disappointing season last year. They drafted Seth Jones, the highly rated American in this year’s NHL Draft. In addition, they have brought through a promising young goalie named Mangus Hellberg that looks set to play behind Rinne this year. The Swede has drawn comparisons to Rinne signaling good things to come for the Predators goal in the years to come. For the time being, fans can rest easy knowing that their starter, Pekka Rinne, is recovering well and set to make a comeback.


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