NASHVILLE - Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne is expected to miss the next 2-to-4 weeks due to a left knee injury he suffered during Wednesday's 4-3 shootout win at Columbus.
Rinne, who has an 8-7-4 record this season, with a 2.38 goals against average and .918 save percentage, will be replaced by Anders Lindback. The team also recalled goaltender Mark Dekanich from Milwaukee of the American Hockey League.
Lindback, a seventh-round draft pick by the Predators in 2008, has played in eight games during his rookie season (5 starts) and has a record of 3-1-1 with a 2.78 goals-against average. He filled in for an injured Rinne earlier this season.
Dekanich has compiled a 10-3-3 record with a 1.71 goals-against average in 17 AHL appearances this season.