Rinne out up to a month

Maple Leafs forward Nikolai Kulemin collides with Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne at the Air...

Maple Leafs forward Nikolai Kulemin collides with Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on November 16, 2010. (ALEX UROSEVIC/QMI Agency)

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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.


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