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Zac Rinaldo | Winger

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/15/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 169
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Zac Rinaldo has waived his right to an in-person hearing for his hit on Pittsburgh's Kris Letang Tuesday night.
He has a phone hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety on Monday afternoon. Rinaldo is facing a probable suspension for a boarding/charging infraction on Letang during the first period of Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win. He received a five-minute major and game misconduct on the play. Jan 22 - 5:13 PM

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Updating a previous report, Zac Rinaldo might have an in-person hearing on Monday after all.

Flyers GM Ron Hextall said that Rinaldo would participate in the hearing over the phone, so that's where the initial report comes from. However, the NHLPA said that Rinaldo hasn't made that decision yet. It doesn't really matter from an outsiders perspective anyways. The important facts are that the hearing is indeed scheduled for Monday and because the NHL has offered him an in-person hearing, Rinaldo's suspension could be six games or more.
Jan 21 - 6:48 PM

Zac Rinaldo has declined the opportunity to have an in-person hearing for boarding Kris Letang.

Rinaldo will instead discuss the matter over the phone on Monday. With the All-Star break around the corner, the NHL has no reason to rush this matter. Although he turned down the in-person hearing, he can still be suspended for six or more games.
Jan 21 - 6:17 PM

Zac Rinaldo has been offered an in-person hearing after boarding Kris Letang during Tuesday's contest.

The fact that the league has given Rinaldo the option of an in-person hearing means that he's eligible to receive a suspension of six games or more. "More than likely I'm going to get suspended," Rinaldo acknowledged after the game. "That's the way the league is going right now. Especially it being Kris Letang, a star player. It being me with some history, and I think him getting hurt didn't help me in my situation either. Just have to take it with a grain of salt." Rinaldo has already been suspended twice in his career and he has accumulated 545 penalty minutes in 201 contests.
Jan 21 - 11:18 AM

Zach Rinaldo was ejected in the first period of Tuesday's tilt with Pittsburgh after he hit Kris Letang from behind.

Already with a cross-checking minor to his credit, Rinaldo was assessed a five-minute major for boarding and a 10-minute misconduct just 15:36 into the game. He skated 3:53, was a plus-1 on Luke Schenn's opening tally, and had two hits along with his 17 PIMs.
Jan 20 - 8:47 PM

Zac Rinaldo is set to play in his 200th career game on Monday.

Rinaldo has an assist and 58 penalty minutes in 34 contests in 2014-15. He's a pure enforcer that's not likely to ever do too much offensively.
Jan 19 - 11:01 AM

Zac Rinaldo will be in the press box once again Wednesday night in Washington.

The Flyers tough guy has dressed in just one game since December 20th as team management has shied away from the gritty style Flyers fans have been accustomed to in past years. He has a lone assist in 32 games played this season and will offer no value, even if it's just penalty minutes, when he's not getting in the lineup on a regular basis.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 14 - 5:38 PM

Zac Rinaldo and Carlo Colaiacovo will be healthy scratches in Monday's game against Tampa Bay.

Rinaldo's fantasy value comes in the form of penalty minutes. The 24-year-old has one point and 44 penalty minutes in 32 games for the Flyers this season. Colaiacovo hasn't been in Philadelphia's lineup since November 19th. He has two points in five games.
Jan 12 - 7:02 PM

Zach Rinaldo, Andrew MacDonald, Carlo Colaiacovo will all sit against the Capitals on Thursday.

Only Rinaldo has any fantasy value here, but he's played just once since December 20th. When he gets back into the linup full time, pick him up.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 8 - 6:45 PM

Zach Rinaldo will be a healthy scratch against the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.

It was originally thought that he would actually line up on as the first line's left wing, but he'll just have the night off instead.
Jan 6 - 6:41 PM

Zach Rinaldo was a late addition to the Flyers' lineup on Saturday night.

With Captain Claude Giroux and highly touted prospect Scott Laughton both out with minor injuries, the table was set for the young bruiser to return. Through 31 games Rinaldo has 37 PIMs and 103 hits.
Jan 3 - 8:52 PM

Zach Rinaldo, Carlo Colaiacovo and Luke Schenn will all sit on Friday against the Hurricanes.

Rinaldo will miss his sixth straight game, and it's beginning to seem like he's more injured than the Flyers are letting on. Meanwhile Colaiacovo and Schenn are merely healthy scratches. Colaiacovo has skated in just five games for the Flyers this season, and none since November 19th.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 2 - 6:54 PM

Zach Rinaldo remains out with an upper body injury on Wednesday against Colorado.

Through 31 games Rinaldo has 37 PIMs and 103 hits. His hits rank him 19th in the NHL. He is not expected to miss much more time.
Source: NHL.com
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 08:25:00 PM

Zac Rinaldo (upper body) participated in Tuesday's morning skate.

Rinaldo sustained the ailment during Saturday's contest. He's not expected to miss much time, but there's no specific timetable for his return.
Thu, Dec 25, 2014 07:12:00 AM

It appears Zach Rinaldo's upper body injury will not keep him out of the lineup for long.

GM Ron Hextall said that the injury is "not severe", and that he has a chance to play on Tuesday against Minnesota.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 06:58:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Claude Giroux
2Scott Laughton
3Sean Couturier
4Vincent Lecavalier
5Chris VandeVelde
LW1R.J. Umberger
2Brayden Schenn
3Matt Read
4Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
5Zac Rinaldo
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Michael Raffl
4Jay Rosehill
D1Mark Streit
2Braydon Coburn
3Andrew MacDonald
4Nicklas Grossmann
5Michael Del Zotto
6Luke Schenn
7Nick Schultz
8Carlo Colaiacovo
9Kimmo Timonen
10Chris Pronger
G1Steve Mason
2Ray Emery
3Rob Zepp