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Friday's Dump and Chase: KEVIN!

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News of Pekka Rinne's injury timeline came with unrelated good news to soften the blow: Top prospect Kevin Fiala has been assigned to Milwaukee from his club in Sweden, putting him just within reach of the NHL. It's not unreasonable to think Fiala could make it to Nashville by the end of the year; if the kid is ready, then he's ready. But, at least for the time being, the Predators don't necessarily need him to come up and perform. Some time in the AHL could do him some good in the long term. It sure did for Forsberg. So for the time being, just slap your hands on your cheeks and yell "Ahhhh!"

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