Zac Rinaldo

#36 LW / Boston Bruins / EXP: 4YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 185 lb Age: 25 College: None

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    Bruins' Zac Rinaldo: Set to return to lineup

    Rinaldo (upper body) will be activated by the Bruins for Tuesday's game against the Blues. Rinaldo's return to the mix coincides with the unavailability of Max Talbot, who has been suspended by the NHL for two games. Rinaldo, who appears in line to skate on the B's fourth line Tuesday, checks back in to the lineup with two points in 26 games, to go along with 53 PIM.

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    Bruins' Zac Rinaldo: Returns to practice

    Rinaldo (upper body) made his return to practice Monday, Joe Haggerty of CSN New England reports. Rinaldo missed each of the past three contests because of the injury, but he made a positive step forward Monday by returning to practice. While his next chance to lace up the skates technically comes Tuesday against the the Blues, it wouldn't be surprising if he sits through the break and returns Saturday against the Sabres.

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    Bruins' Zac Rinaldo: Placed on IR Tuesday

    Rinaldo (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Joe McDonald of reports. Rinaldo has played in 26 games for Boston this season, totaling two points and 53 penalty minutes. He will likely be sidelined for at least a week with the injury. The 25-year-old center had been providing depth for Boston's forward lines prior to the injury.

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    Bruins' Zac Rinaldo: Scores first goal of season

    Rinaldo scored his first goal of the season in Monday's win over the Maple Leafs. Skating primarily on a fourth line role, Rinaldo hasn't provided much by the way of offense, as the goal was his first point of the season. He does have 29 penalty minutes, but there's little else here from a fantasy perspective.

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    Bruins' Zac Rinaldo: Sees fourth-line duty

    Rinaldo recorded four hits in 7:32 worth of ice time in Monday's 6-3 loss to the Lightning. Through three games, Rinaldo has yet to record a point and his 10 PIM are via a misconduct penalty Saturday against Montreal. In his fourth-line role with the B's, the gritty winger's fantasy utility is restricted to formats where hits and PIMs are factored in.

  • Rinaldo Traded To Bruins

    News: The Flyers traded Zac Rinaldo to the Bruins on Monday for a third-round draft choice in the 2017 NHL Draft, reports.
    Analysis: Zac Rinaldo, who tallied one goal and six points to go along with 109 penalty minutes in 58 games for Philadelphia this past season, adds depth and grit to the B's forward mix, but he's presumably ticketed for a fourth-line/agitator role that limits his fantasy utility to PIM-heavy formats.
  • Flyers' Rinaldo Busts Out With Two Points

    News: Zac Rinaldo supplied a goal and set up another in Saturday's 7-2 blowout of the Red Wings. He also collected seven hits and three shots on goal.
    Analysis: With the two-point outing, Zac Rinaldo doubled his offensive output from the previous 45 games he's played this season. The high hit total was less of an aberration for Rinaldo, whose grinding style on a bottom line lends itself to more chippiness than it does scoring. Roster him only if you're in need of help in the hit and PIM categories, as he'll generally provide goose eggs everywhere else.
  • Suspension Over For Flyers' Rinaldo

    News: Zac Rinaldo has completed his eight-game suspension and will be eligible to return to the Flyers' lineup Tuesday against the Blue Jackets.
    Analysis: According to Randy Miller of the Newark Star-Ledger, Zac Rinaldo will remain in the press box for Tuesday's game, as the Flyers opt to stick with the same lineup. Rinaldo is a useful source of PIM and hits, but is essentially a blank slate everywhere else.
  • Flyers' Rinaldo Suspended Eight Games

    News: Zac Rinaldo has been suspended for eight games by the NHL Department of Player Safety for boarding and charging Kris Letang in Tuesday's game against the Penguins.
    Analysis: Zac Rinaldo had an in-person hearing for the incident which ultimately resulted in the eight-game suspension. The repeat offender will be off the ice until Feb. 17 against the Blue Jackets; Chris VandeVelde will likely take on a larger role at left wing for the time being.
  • Flyers' Rinaldo To Have In-Person Hearing

    News: Zac Rinaldo will have an in-person hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Wednesday following his illegal check to the head of the Pens' Kris Letang in Tuesday's game, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.
    Analysis: Zac Rinaldo picked up a 10-game misconduct and five-minute major penalty for the hit on Letang, who never returned to the game. Fortunately, Letang was able to resume skating Wednesday, which would work well in Rinaldo's favor to avoid a lengthy suspension, though the in-person hearing suggests he'll be on tap for at least a five-game ban. The bottom-six forward has a history of nefarious play, as he's previously been handed suspensions for illegal hits on two occasions over the last three seasons.
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