Preds say Pekka Rinne back Tuesday

Updated: March 3, 2014, 4:52 PM ET
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne is expected to start Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins in his return from a hip injury that has limited him to only nine games this season.

The Predators recalled Rinne from a two-game conditioning assignment Monday and announced that he would start the Penguins game.

"It's a blast to be back playing and feeling good," Rinne said. "I think that's the main thing. Absolutely, I'm just super excited."

Rinne, ...

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