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Zac Rinaldo | Winger | #36

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/15/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 188
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 6 (178) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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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. Oct 7 - 1:52 PM

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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.
Sep 22 - 6:08 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.
Mar 5 - 1:32 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.
Mar 1 - 12:12 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.
Feb 29 - 12:53 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.
Feb 29 - 12:30 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.
Feb 29 - 11:18 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.
Feb 28 - 5:17 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.
Feb 28 - 12:57 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
Feb 20 - 7:10 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.
Feb 18 - 8:02 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.
Feb 16 - 7:12 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.
Feb 9 - 7:04 PM

Landon Ferraro will tag in for Zac Rinaldo, who will be scratched against the Ducks on Tuesday night.

A bit of a surprise given the heavies on Anaheim's roster, but Landon Ferraro will be skating on the fourth line with Max Talbot and Jimmy Hayes. The pugilistic forward Rinaldo has 68 PIMs and 128 hits through 41 games thus far.
Jan 26 - 6:48 PM

Zac Rinaldo was made a late scratch for Saturday's match with Ottawa.

Through 33 games in his first season with Boston, Rinaldo has compiled 63 PIMs and 104 hits. That's pretty great if you're in a league that rewards pugilists.
Jan 9 - 7:07 PM

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