Nashville Predators Executive Vice President/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that the club has recalled goaltender Pekka Rinne
(PECK-ah REEN-ay) from the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League.
Rinne, 23 (11/3/82), has posted a record of 30-18-2, a 2.82 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage with Milwaukee this season, the first campaign of his North American professional career. In one previous stretch with Nashville this season, the 6-5, 207-pound native of Kempele, Finland earned his first NHL win in his first NHL start, a 5-3 decision vs. the Chicago Blackhawks on December 15, 2005.
The Predators' roster stands at 27.
Nashville (43-23-8) hosts the Columbus Blue Jackets (31-40-3) tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Gaylord Entertainment Center. The game will be televised locally on FSN South and broadcast on 104.5-FM The Zone.
Tickets for the Predators' final five home games of 2005-06, including tonight's tilt, are still available and may be purchased at the Gaylord Entertainment Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, which include Kroger, Tower Records and Hecht's, or by calling (615) 770-PUCK. Tickets may also be purchased online.