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Predators G Rinne out at least a few more weeks

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Predators goalie Pekka Rinne, out since last month with a hip injury, had an MRI earlier in the week and hasn't had any setbacks.

Rinne had surgery on his left hip May 9 and recovered in time to start the season. He then had arthroscopic surgery on Oct. 24 because of a bacterial infection in his hip.

The team said he will remain on crutches and antibiotics for at least the next couple of weeks before another MRI later this month. In a statement Sunday, the Predators say they ''expect a full and complete recovery.''

Rinne is 4-4-1 with a 2.31 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage for Nashville this season.

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