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Zac Rinaldo | Winger | #34

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/15/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 192
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 6 (178) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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Zac Rinaldo scored only his fourth of the season Saturday.
Rinaldo, who is known more for his rough style of play, tied the game at 3 and sent it into overtime. The winger has five points and 37 penalty minutes in 38 games for Arizona this season. That does not constitute any fantasy value in any pool. Feb 11 - 6:36 AM

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Zac Rinaldo is expected to play tonight against the San Jose Sharks after completing his six-game suspension.

Rinaldo was suspended after delivering a sucker punch to an unsuspecting Samuel Girard on Dec. 23. Rinaldo has three points in 31 games this season and has no fantasy value.
Jan 13 - 3:27 PM

Zac Rinaldo has been suspended six games for his punch to an unsuspecting Samuel Girard of Colorado last Saturday.

Rinaldo has been banned for 25 games in his career and he has piled up 687 penalty minutes in 306 NHL contests. He has contributed just 30 points during that time. Rinaldo will be eligible to return Jan. 13 against San Jose.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 08:37:00 PM

Zac Rinaldo will have a phone hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Wednesday.

Rinaldo has waived his right to an in-person hearing. The Coyotes forward is facing a potential suspension for a punch to an unsuspecting Samuel Girard of Colorado on Saturday night.
Tue, Dec 26, 2017 12:52:00 PM

Zac Rinaldo has been offered an in-person hearing for his punch to an unsuspecting Samuel Girard of Colorado on Saturday night.

Rinaldo amassed 15 penalty minutes on the play and was assessed a match penalty for his punch on the Avalanche blueliner. A date and time for the hearing has not been determined yet with the NHL shutting down for a brief holiday break.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 02:58:00 PM

Zac Rinaldo had 15 penalty minutes Saturday.

Rinaldo received a five minute major for fighting as well as a match penalty on Samuel Girard and he could face the NHL disciplinary board for the match penalty. He is up to 32 minutes in 29 games with a couple of goals and three points. He suffered a broken nose earlier in the game but continued to play.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 03:28:00 AM

Zac Rinaldo (illness) will suit up in Tuesday's game against the Florida Panthers.

Rinaldo missed the last two games because of the illness, but he's good to go tonight. The 27-year-old has two goals, one assist, a minus-6 rating and 17 penalty minutes in 28 games.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 08:42:00 PM

Zac Rinaldo, who has missed Thursday's game and Friday's practice with the flu, will be a game-time decision Saturday night against the Penguins.

In the event Rinaldo can't answer the bell, Nick Merkley, who was recalled from the AHL Friday, night dress in his Rinaldo's place.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 01:13:00 PM

Zac Rinaldo isn't available on Thursday due to an illness.

Rinaldo has three points and 17 penalty minutes in 28 games this season. Nick Cousins is expected to draw into the lineup as a result of his absence.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 12:54:00 PM

Zac Rinaldo is poised to play in his 300th career NHL game on Sunday night.

The 27-year-old has 30 career points in 299 NHL games, three of which have occurred in the 24 games he's played this season. Rinaldo picked up an assist in Saturday's win against New Jersey.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 07:38:00 PM

Zac Rinaldo scored in a 4-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday.

Goligoski fired a shot through traffic that took a deflection off Rinaldo before going in behind Steve Mason to open the scoring 14:33 into the first period. Rinaldo now has two goals in 14 games this season. Derek Stepan picked up the secondary assist on the goal.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 12:47:00 AM

Zac Rinaldo will make his Arizona Coyotes debut on Tuesday night.

Rinaldo missed the first five games of the season because of a suspension, but he's finished serving that now. The 27-year-old had five goals and two assists in 29 games in the AHL last season.
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 03:10:00 PM

Zac Rinaldo is eligible to play on Tuesday.

Rinaldo was part of the Coyotes' roster heading into the season, but he still owed time for a suspension dating back to the 2016 campaign when he was last in the NHL. Now that he has served that suspension, the Coyotes can use Rinaldo, though it's not clear if they will do so on Tuesday. Rinaldo brings very little to the table offensively, but he might be a good source of PIM to fantasy owners if he does start playing regularly on the third or fourth line.
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 08:28:00 AM

Zac Rinaldo is still in the running for a roster spot as we approach the end of training camp.

"He’s a real good team guy," Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet said. "He can skate. I like him. We haven’t made a decision on him yet, but he’s the type of guy he’s been around. He’s a well-liked guy in the locker room. He makes people accountable. He’s done a nice job." Rinaldo doesn't do much offensively, but he could be a good source of penalty minutes if he gets time with Arizona. As an aside, he still has to serve his five-game suspension for an illegal check to the head the next time he's with an NHL squad, so if he does make the Coyotes' opening game roster then he won't be able to play right away.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 04:14:00 AM

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.
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 06:48:00 PM

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2Christian Dvorak
3Brad Richardson
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5Dave Bolland
LW1Max Domi
2Brendan Perlini
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5Nick Cousins
RW1Clayton Keller
2Christian Fischer
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