The Predators' goalie told a Finnish magazine that his rehab could face setbacks due to a dangerous bacterial infection.

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne has told Finnish magazine Urheilulehti that the hip infection he's recovering from is "very dangerous" and could lead to long-term problems.

Rinne felt pain in his surgically repaired hip following Tuesday's loss to the Minnesota Wild, developing a fever later that night. He visited doctors the following morning, where they determined he had contracted an infection in the hip he had arthroscopic surgery on in May. He underwent surgery on Thursday to clean it out and will miss the next four weeks.