Predators activate Rinne off IR

The Nashville Predators have activated goaltender Pekka Rinne off injured reserve, the club announced Wednesday.

The reigning Vezina Trophy winner missed five games with an undisclosed ailment after exiting late in the Predators' 5-3 win over the Calgary Flames on Oct. 19.

The veteran netminder who turns 36 years old on Saturday was 3-1-0 with a .929 save percentage, a 2.11 goals-against average, and one shutout in five contests before suffering the injury.

The Predators' heir apparent in goal, Juuse Saros, went 3-2-0 with a .917 save percentage across five starts while Rinne was out.

In a corresponding move on Wednesday, Nashville reassigned netminder Troy Grosenick to its AHL affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals.

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