Predators’ Rinne leaves game vs. Flames with apparent injury

Pekka Rinne collides with teammate Kevin Fiala then exits the game a couple minutes after with an apparent injury.

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne left Friday’s game against the Calgary Flames with an apparent injury.

Early in the third period, Rinne collided with teammate Kevin Fiala and left for the locker room after a lengthy conversation with training staff on the bench.

The nature of the injury is unclear, as is the question of whether he removed himself from the game or was pulled by a concussion spotter.

Juuse Saros took over the crease in relief to backstop Nashville to the 5-3 victory.

The team did not issue an update following the game.

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