Skip to content

Rinne manages to go full speed as Preds camp kicks off

Sep 12, 2013, 11:14 PM EDT

Comments Off
rinnecovergetty Getty Images

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 coach Barry Trotz said. “He’s having fun and moving freely and easily.”

Rinne, 30, underwent hip surgery on May 9.

Despite health questions, the Predators look primed to hand the Finnish netminder another heavy workload, as Carter Hutton looks to be his backup. (Hutton has exactly one game of NHL experience.)

Trotz ruled Rinne out of the Predators’ first two preseason games. The team would likely prefer that he can shake off the rust during training camp, however, so Nashville faces an important balancing act.

Latest Posts
  1. Boedker, Coyotes to shelve contract talks if no deal by opening night

    Oct 1, 2014, 11:30 AM EDT

    Mikkel Boedker Getty Images

    Pending RFA forward’s deal is up at the end of the season.

  2. Risk Factors: Dallas Stars edition

    Oct 1, 2014, 11:07 AM EDT

    Dallas Stars v Phoenix Coyotes Getty Images

    Alex Goligoski is the team’s No. 1 d-man. And that’s a concern.

  3. Predators, Taylor Beck agree to one-year contract

    Oct 1, 2014, 9:03 AM EDT

    Taylor Beck Getty Images

    He was a restricted free agent, but was still taking part in training camp.

  4. Risk Factors: Buffalo Sabres edition

    Oct 1, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Toronto Maple Leafs v Buffalo Sabres Getty Images

    No, this post doesn’t just include the word “everything.”

  5. Dillon’s agent: Discussions with Stars are ‘frustrating and disappointing’

    Oct 1, 2014, 12:00 AM EDT

    Dallas Stars v Pittsburgh Penguins Getty Images

    Apparently they won’t hand him Cody Eakin’s two-year, $3.8 million deal.

  6. Video: Flames’ Gaudreau scored another nice one

    Sep 30, 2014, 11:31 PM EDT

    Calgary Flames v Vancouver Canucks Getty Images

    Here are some assorted goals for entertainment purposes.

  7. Report: Marc Staal wants at least $6M per year from Rangers

    Sep 30, 2014, 10:23 PM EDT

    2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Four Getty Images

    He’s reportedly asking for a hefty six or seven-year deal.

  8. NHL shoots down Tkachev’s contract with Edmonton

    Sep 30, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

    tkachevvlad Getty Images

    Updated with GM Craig MacTavish’s comments.

  9. Sabres expect Kaleta to miss about one month

    Sep 30, 2014, 9:10 PM EDT

    Toronto Maple Leafs V Buffalo Sabres Getty Images

    Buffalo was fearing a broken jaw, which would be even worse.

  10. NHL Board of Governors approves Islanders sale

    Sep 30, 2014, 7:27 PM EDT

    New Jersey Devils v New York Islanders Getty Images

    It looks like the transition from Charles Wang’s ownership will ramp up soon.

  11. Johansen, Blue Jackets talks haven’t just resumed, they’re ‘very polite’

    Sep 30, 2014, 7:13 PM EDT

    Columbus Blue Jackets  v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Two Getty Images

    What a difference injuries and a nearing regular season makes …

  12. Drouin’s goal is to return for Lightning opener

    Sep 30, 2014, 6:40 PM EDT

    Lightning Camp Hockey AP

    He says the “progress has been really good.”

  13. Risk Factors: Toronto Maple Leafs edition

    Sep 30, 2014, 5:28 PM EDT

    Randy Carlyle Getty Images

    Will this be another season to forget for Toronto?

  14. Babcock was raving about Smith’s performance versus Leafs

    Sep 30, 2014, 4:26 PM EDT

    Brendan Smith AP

    Called him “the best defenseman on the ice.”

  15. Caps still haven’t identified their 2C

    Sep 30, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

    Brooks Laich Getty Images

    “We’ve got three games left here, so we really need to finalize what we’re going to do.”

Sign up for Fantasy hockey

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. S. Crosby (2446)
  2. E. Malkin (2203)
  3. R. Johansen (2189)
  4. F. Forsberg (1902)
  5. J. Drouin (1895)
  1. P. Datsyuk (1876)
  2. C. Giroux (1864)
  3. G. Nyquist (1748)
  4. J. Harding (1723)
  5. D. Stepan (1700)