The Flames added Rinaldo to the active roster Thursday.
Rinaldo continues to move back and forth between the taxi squad and active roster this season, as he's suited up in just one game. Rinaldo isn't expected to play in Thursday's game against Ottawa, but he could make an appearance Saturday (also against Ottawa).
Rinaldo was demoted to the taxi squad Sunday according to CBS Sports.
Rinaldo made his season debut in Saturday's win over the Oilers but saw just 2:04 of ice time. The 30-year-old will likely stay on the taxi squad or in the press box for most of the season.
Rinaldo was promoted from the taxi squad Saturday, Ryan Pike of Sportsnet reports.
Rinaldo could make his season debut in Saturday's matchup against the Oilers. The Flames could use the physical presence in the bottom six for the rivalry game. The 30-year-old brings that to the table; he posted 69 hits and 34 PIM over 19 games last season.
Rinaldo was reassigned to Calgary's taxi squad Friday, per CBS.
Rinaldo has yet to crack Calgary's lineup this season. He'll likely continue to bounce between levels throughout the campaign.
The Flames added Rinaldo to the active roster Thursday.
Rinaldo was kicked to waivers before the season after failing to make the team out of training camp, so he'll be making his first appearance on the active roster. The veteran suited up in 19 games with the Flames last year accumulating five points and 69 hits. It's unclear at this point, but it's possible Rinaldo will enter the lineup for Thursday's game against Winnipeg.
Rinaldo was placed on waivers Monday, Hailey Salvian of The Athletic reports.
Rinaldo skated in 19 games with the Flames last year and amassed five points and 69 hits. The Flames added multiple bottom-six forwards in the offseason and also have Milan Lucic in the lineup for toughness, so Rinaldo is likely to start the year with AHL Stockton.
Rinaldo and the Flames agreed to a one-year, two-way contract on Friday.
Rinaldo racked up 69 hits in 19 games last season and chipped in five points. The 30-year-old bruiser should have a similar role on a bottom-six checking line with Calgary next season.
Rinaldo has been a healthy scratch for three straight games.
Rinaldo has five points, 64 hits and 34 PIM through 18 appearances this season, but he's found himself outside of interim head coach Geoff Ward's lineup in recent games. The bruising fourth-liner is only a part-timer for the Flames -- he's likely not worth a look in most fantasy formats.
Rinaldo scored a goal and supplied an assist in Monday's 6-2 win over the Sharks.
The winger's pair of points came in the first period. Rinaldo added three shots on goal, four hits, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in the game. He's now at five points, 55 hits and 27 PIM in 14 appearances, exclusively in a bottom-six role.
Rinaldo has appeared in three of the Flames' last seven games.
The physical winger is in the press box more often than he's in the lineup. Rinaldo has produced three points, 51 hits and 27 PIM in 13 appearances this season. Given his lack of consistent playing time, not even his physicality should earn attention from most fantasy owners.
Rinaldo has appeared in only five of the last 10 games for the Flames.
The winger has 23 hits and six PIM with just five shots on goal in that span. Rinaldo exclusively plays an enforcer role on the fourth line. He has three points, 39 hits and 25 PIM through 10 appearances this season.
Rinaldo was promoted from AHL Stockton on Thursday.
Rinaldo played in just two of the Flames' previous six contests, but he was able to write his name on the scoresheet both times to the tune of two goals and one assist. The center will likely continue to be a fringe lineup player heading into the rest of the 2019-20 campaign, which makes him a low-end fantasy option in season-long formats.
Rinaldo was sent down to AHL Stockton on Wednesday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Rinaldo played in just two of the Flames' last 10 games, though he did put up two goals and an assist in those contests. The Ontario native may not be in the minors for long and should earn a promotion back to the NHL once he gets in a game or two in the minors.
Rinaldo scored a goal and dished an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Coyotes.
Rinaldo set up Michael Frolik early in the first period, and the two swapped roles for Rinaldo's goal in the second, which was ultimately the game-winner. Rinaldo dished four hits and went plus-2 in the contest. He's up to three points, 19 PIM and 16 hits through five appearances. The 29-year-old was in the lineup Tuesday due to Matthew Tkachuk's upper-body injury.
Rinaldo potted a goal and racked up 15 PIM in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Kings.
Rinaldo tallied the tying goal at 3:01 of the second period. He later crushed the Kings' Nikolai Prokhorkin with a hit. This led to an unusual fight during a TV timeout, as Rinaldo dropped the gloves with Kyle Clifford. Both pugilists earned fighting majors and game misconducts for the ill-timed bout. The goal was Rinaldo's first point to go with 12 hits and 19 PIM in four contests this season. He's never had more than nine points in a single campaign -- the 29-year-old is an enforcer first and foremost.
Rinaldo was a healthy scratch for the fourth straight game Thursday.
Rinaldo made three appearances after a call-up from AHL Stockton on Nov. 19, but he's since been in the press box. Should Rinaldo enter the lineup, it'll likely be on the fourth line. The physical forward has 11 hits and four PIM at the NHL level this season.
Rinaldo was called up from the AHL by the Flames on Tuesday, Aaron Vickers of NHL.com reports.
Tobias Rieder was sent down in a corresponding move. Rinaldo won't move the needle in fantasy circles, though owners looking to stream a PIM option late in a close matchup could consider RInaldo based on his 719 PIM in 351 career NHL games.
Rinaldo inked a one-year, two-way contract with the Flames on Sunday, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.
Rinaldo had been with the team on a professional tryout for much of training camp, and as evidenced by this news, he made his mark on the front office and coaching staff. The 29-year-old could spend much of his time in the AHL, however, considering he only suited up in 23 games and notched three points at the NHL level last season. Barring injury, it's not likely Rinaldo makes his way into the opening night lineup to start the season.
Rinaldo landed a professional tryout agreement with the Flames on Wednesday.
Rinaldo struggled to hold down a lineup spot with the Predators last season largely due to injuries. Even when healthy, the center was used sparingly, as he averaged just 7:07 of ice time in 23 outings. The 29-year-old's versatility could help him land a roster spot, but it would likely have to come at the expense of DIllon Dube, who showed flashes of being NHL ready in his rookie campaign. If Rinaldo secures permanent deal, he figures to play in a bottom-six role and could serve as a healthy scratch from time to time.
Rinaldo will not rejoin the Predators during the 2019-20 season, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports.
Rinaldo will thus hit free agency this offseason and explore opportunities with other clubs after drawing into just 23 games for the Predators last season. Regardless of where he lands, Rinaldo doesn't typically produce enough to warrant fantasy ownership in the vast majority of leagues, collecting just three points last year.
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