Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne will return from a sprained knee and start Thursday against the Anaheim Ducks. Goalie Marek Mazanec was reassigned to Milwaukee of the American Hockey League on Wednesday.
This is tremendous news for fantasy owners that have Rinne on their team. Despite missing Nashville's past eight games because of a knee injury, Rinne still ranks as the second most valuable fantasy goalie this season. He still leads the NHL with 29 wins (in 37 games), his 1.96 goals-against average is behind Brian Elliott's 1.95 for the League lead, and his .931 save percentage is second behind Carey Price's .932.