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Zac Rinaldo | Winger | #36

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/15/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 188
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 6 (178) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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Zac Rinaldo has signed with the Coyotes on a one-year, two-way deal.
The 27-year-old Rinaldo registered 5-2-7 and 20 PIM in 29 games with the Providence Bruins (AHL) last season. The 5-foot-10, 187-pound forward has recorded 9-18-27 and 655 PIM in 275 career NHL games with the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers. He has also collected 11-12-23 and 466 PIM in 126 career AHL games with Providence and the Adirondack Phantoms. Jul 1 - 6:48 PM

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Zac Rinaldo will reportedly be an unrestricted free agent in July.

Andy Strickland of Fox Sports Midwest reports that the Boston Bruins won't give Rinaldo a qualifying offer. Rinaldo spent all of his time in the AHL during the 2016-17 campaign, but he played in just 29 games. He played in 52 games with Boston in 2015-16 and he amassed 83 penalty minutes.
Jun 14 - 9:23 AM

Zac Rinaldo is on waivers.

Rinaldo is noteworthy in fantasy leagues for generating 655 penalty minutes in just 275 games. However, it looks like he will start the 2016-17 campaign in the minors.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 01:52:00 PM

Zac Rinaldo will miss the Bruins' practices for the next couple days due to a lower-body injury.

This isn't expected to impact Rinaldo's ability to participate in preseason games. He had three points and 83 penalty minutes in 52 contests last season.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 06:08:00 PM

Zac Rinaldo has been suspended indefinitely for his illegal check to the head in an AHL game on Friday.

Here we go again. Rinaldo was suspended for five games by the NHL's Department of Player Safety for a hit to the head of Lightning forward Cedric Paquette. He might be the first player suspended in the NHL and AHL at the same time.
Sat, Mar 5, 2016 01:32:00 PM

Zac Rinaldo has been suspended for five games for an illegal check to the head of Tampa Bay's Cedric Paquette.

He received a two-minute penalty for the infraction in the contest. Rinaldo has been banned for 19 games, including this suspension, during his NHL career and that history played a part in this lengthy ban. He is currently in the minors, but he will have to serve his games in the NHL.
Tue, Mar 1, 2016 12:12:00 PM

Zac Rinaldo has been assigned to the minors.

He will face a hearing on Tuesday for an illegal check to the head on Tampa Bay's Cedric Paquette. Rinaldo cleared waivers Monday, but still played against the Lightning on Sunday. He has three points and 83 penalty minutes in 52 games this season.
Mon, Feb 29, 2016 12:53:00 PM

Zac Rinaldo cleared waivers on Monday ahead of the trade deadline.

With his impending hearing with the Department of Player Safety, Rinaldo is unlikely to suit up for the Bruins over the next few games regardless of where he plays.
Mon, Feb 29, 2016 12:30:00 PM

Zac Rinaldo will have a hearing with the Department of Player Safety on Tuesday for his illegal check to the head of Cedric Paquette.

The hearing guarantees Rinaldo will have some matter of suspension, but we'll have to wait and see for how many games it'll be. He is a repeat offender, after all.
Mon, Feb 29, 2016 11:18:00 AM

Well, that was fast. Zac Rinaldo was previously placed on waivers, though Boston surely didn't expect him to get picked up and he'll play Sunday versus Tampa Bay instead.

Rinaldo has been a stud for reverse leaguers everywhere, posting 81 PIMs and 151 hits in 51 games.
Sun, Feb 28, 2016 05:17:00 PM

The Boston Bruins waived Zac Rinaldo on Sunday.

Rinaldo has been a stud for reverse leaguers everywhere, posting 81 PIMs and 151 hits in 51 games. Unfortunately, this sort of role is fading from the game. Rinaldo carries an $850K cap hit one another season.
Sun, Feb 28, 2016 12:57:00 PM

Zac Rinaldo returns to Boston's lineup Saturday against Dallas.

Through 47 games Rinaldo has accumulated 77 PIMs and 141 hits, so if you're in a league where he's valuable then we suggest you adjust your lineup accordingly.
Source: Steve Hunt
Sat, Feb 20, 2016 07:10:00 PM

Zac Rinaldo and Joe Morrow will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against Nashville.

Rinaldo has a goal, three points and 77 penalty minutes in 47 games this season. Like Rinaldo, Morrow has a goal and three points this season. Neither player will have any fantasy value going forward.
Thu, Feb 18, 2016 08:02:00 PM

Zac Rinaldo, Max Talbot, and Joe Morrow will each be scratched from Tuesday's match with Columbus.

Rinaldo's scratching especially comes as a surprise as the pugilist has posted 77 PIMs and 141 hits in 47 games thus far.
Tue, Feb 16, 2016 07:12:00 PM

Zac Rinaldo was made a late scratch Tuesday night against LA.

Rinaldo has posted 68 PIMs and 131 hits during his 44 games of play this season. Much to the delight of all reverse leaguers out there.
Tue, Feb 9, 2016 07:04:00 PM

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