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Arnott out, Rinne starts tonight in Toronto

John Glennon’s afternoon update at the Tennessean includes some big points heading into tonight’s game in Toronto, the biggest two being that captain Jason Arnott will not play, and Pekka Rinne will get the start in goal.  There is also some clarification behind the continued absence from the lineup of Greg de Vries, who hasn’t played since January 6:

Defenseman Greg de Vries will miss his third game and he remains back in Nashville dealing with illness. Doctors are hoping some blood tests will indicate exactly what’s wrong with de Vries, whose symptoms include a lack of energy.

It also looks like the press box rotation has finally gotten rolling (thank goodness), and the under-performing Jordin Tootoo (7 points in 40 games) might be the victim tonight. 

UPDATE: With Rinne getting the start despite a solid effort by Dan Ellis in Chicago on Sunday, it’s worth asking whether Barry Trotz is messing with his goalie’s heads.  Paul Nicholson digs into the question, touching on the surprising goaltender switch that Trotz made during last Thursday’s comeback win over Pittsburgh.


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