Rinne says he’ll ‘be ready for the season, no problem’

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When Pekka Rinne had hip surgery in May, the Nashville Predators said his recovery period would be four months and that their franchise goalie would be “at full strength” for training camp.

A couple of months later and that time frame hasn’t changed, according to Rinne, who made an appearance at Preds development camp on Saturday.

“It’s not only up to me but I’m going to see the doctor who did the surgery on Monday and will know a little bit more,” he said, per Smashville.

“But I’m confident I’ll be ready for the season, no problem.”

Rinne appeared in 43 games for the Preds in 2013, finishing with a modest save percentage of .910.