Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne is making progress but will need at least two more weeks of rehabilitation as he works to recover from an infection in his surgically repaired hip, the team said Thursday.
Rinne, who had an MRI exam Thursday, will start a heavier workload around Dec. 20, general manager David Poile said.
"The MRI has improved. It is always hard to know where we are in this situation because we’ve never dealt with it before," Poile said. "In a nutshell, the doctor is happy with the progress and he is recommending two more weeks of rehab. Dec. 20 is our target date to get Pekka into more strenuous activity leading back into playing."