The infection will require arthroscopic surgery, the second time Rinne has had such a procedure on the hip in the last six months.
Rinne is in his eighth NHL season, all of them having been spent with the Predators. He has a 4-4 record this season with a 2.36 goals-against average.
Nashville called up goaltender Magnus Hellberg from Milwaukee of the American Hockey League to take Rinne's place on the roster. Carter Hutton started in goal for the Predators Thursday when they took on Winnipeg.
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