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Preds issue update on Pekka Rinne

The Nashville Predators have issued the following statement on injured goaltender Pekka Rinne:

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 medical team on a daily basis. Our primary objective is to insure Pekka’s full recovery and return to the ice by taking every possible precaution throughout the process. We will provide further updates when available.

Rinne hasn’t played since a 27-save performance against the Minnesota Wild on October 22.

PHOTO CREDIT: Sarah Fuqua (used with permission)