It looks like Rinne's return to strenuous activity is still on target for two weeks from now.
@PuckDrunkLove To help, Poile actually told us Thursday night that he'll be out 2 more weeks before being able to have strenuous workload
— Kristopher Martel (@ThePredatorial) December 7, 2013
Predators fans have some positive news to rally behind. A report seen on ESPN suggests that Rinne's hip is finally improving and he'll be able to resume strenuous activity in a couple of weeks. Rinne's schedule is still fairly flexible, but this is encouraging news for a Nashville team which finds itself at the bottom of the Central Division.
Rinne has been sidelined since October when he needed arthroscopic surgery due to a bacterial infection on his hip. The infection was the result of an earlier surgery he had on his hip back in May.
The goaltender's progress is encouraging, but it's important to remember that injuries and ailments of this nature can change in a hurry. The Predators are hoping Rinne will be able to resume "strenuous activity" by December 20th and then condition himself for a return to regular NHL action soon after.
The Predators have found a decent solution in Marek Mazanec, but Rinne's presence in net might help salvage what's been an extremely disappointing season for the Predators.