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Pekka Rinne out 2-4 weeks, Nashville Predators recall Mark Dekanich

UPDATE: Bryan Mullen of The Tennessean quotes a Preds official as saying Pekka will be out 2-4 weeks.

From the Nashville Predators:

Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled goaltender Mark Dekanich from Milwaukee (AHL).

Dekanich, 24 (5/10/86), will be making his second 2010-11 appearance with the Predators - he backed up rookie netminder Anders Lindback for three games during a five-day recall to Nashville from Oct. 12-17. The North Vancouver, B.C., native has posted three shutouts in his last eight starts for the Admirals, and recently set a franchise record with a 209:31 shutout streak from Nov. 7-18. Nashville's third choice (146th overall) in the 2006 Entry Draft is ranked second in the League in shutouts (3) and wins (tie, 10), in addition to fourth in save percentage (.941) and goals-against average (1.71).

Dex has been absolutely tearing it up for Milwaukee, and according to Pekka Rinne's agent Jay Grossman, there's a hole to fill:


Obviously this is a big blow to the Preds, as Pekka has played well lately, with a .943 save percentage and two shutouts in his last eight starts.

Over on 104.5 The Zone's Facebook page, Willy Daunic provides word from Barry Trotz that Rinne's injury is unrelated to the one suffered in the season-opener against Anaheim.