Predators place Rinne on injured reserve
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Nashville Predators netminder Pekka Rinne has been placed on the injured reserve, the team announced Saturday.

Rinne left Friday's contest against the Calgary Flames following a collision with teammate Kevin Fiala. In his postgame availability, Predators head coach Peter Laviolette noted that it was not his decision to pull Rinne from the game.

Backup Juuse Saros replaced Rinne midway through the third period Friday. Saros is expected to start Saturday against the Edmonton Oilers.

In a corresponding roster move, the Predators have recalled minor-league goaltender Miroslav Svoboda. The 23-year-old is in his first pro season with the ECHL's Atlanta Gladiators.

Predators place Rinne on injured reserve
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