I've read about Rinne's groin injury back in mid december, but haven't been able to find any updates since. http://predlines.com/2012/12/12/pekk...laying-in-khl/
He hasn't played a game since December 9th, and has not been named as a starter in the KHL all star game.
Does anybody have any recent news about his injury and how serious it is?
Just posed the question on Twitter and immediately got a response from Josh Cooper of the Tennessean who has been talking daily with the players down at A-Game. Said Rinne is healthy and was holding out of the lineup in Minsk through the break until there was a resolution to the CBA one way or the other before returning to play.
I agree with you sentiments. This is a very fragile team if people start to fall in a short season. It's the same story around the league with star players being injured, however I'm not sure if this team has the depth in order to not miss a beat. Here's hoping for a healthy season, knock on wood. Atleast we're getting off to a good start with Bourque being the only one missing time.
Rinne I'm not so worried about. His injury doesn't sound very serious.
Last edited by TootooTrain: 01-07-2013 at 06:29 PM.
come on guys, tell me what team isnt going to be seriously screwed if they have injuries to a top pair d-man or their starting goalie....
i dont know of anyone who has enough depth to not be screwed in those scenarios
I'm not saying every team wouldn't be seriously hurt, but some teams can survive, particularly in the case of a goalie. Halak/Elliot, Schenieder/Lu, Backstrom/Harding, and others are examples. For D, NYR and VAN have the depth. Very few teams do, but I think we lean on those two more than most lean on their #1D and starter.