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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