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Calgary Flames

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January 11, 2021 01:24 PM
Flames' Zac Rinaldo: On waivers list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 10, 2020 12:04 AM
Flames' Zac Rinaldo: Staying with Calgary
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 26, 2020 12:20 AM
Flames' Zac Rinaldo: Slipping out of lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 11, 2020 02:32 AM
Flames' Zac Rinaldo: Picks up pair of points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 2, 2020 11:36 AM
Flames' Zac Rinaldo: Role remains limited
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 10, 2020 12:44 AM
Flames' Zac Rinaldo: Playing time is minimal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 20, 2019 12:52 AM
Flames' Zac Rinaldo: Recalled from minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 18, 2019 01:08 PM
Flames' Zac Rinaldo: Reassigned to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 11, 2019 12:00 AM
Flames' Zac Rinaldo: Snags two points Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 8, 2019 01:36 AM
Flames' Zac Rinaldo: Scores and fights in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 6, 2019 02:32 AM
Flames' Zac Rinaldo: Can't crack lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 19, 2019 12:32 PM
Flames' Zac Rinaldo: Called up by Calgary
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rinaldo was called up from the AHL by the Flames on Tuesday, Aaron Vickers of 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.

September 29, 2019 09:16 PM
Flames' Zac Rinaldo: Nabs contract out of training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 4, 2019 03:20 PM
Flames' Zac Rinaldo: Invited to training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

June 22, 2019 06:24 PM
Predators' Zac Rinaldo: Headed to free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 7, 2019 06:40 PM
Predators' Zac Rinaldo: Back with big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rinaldo (shoulder) was recalled from AHL Milwaukee on Sunday.

Rinaldo played just one game in the 2019 calendar year and underwent season-ending shoulder surgery in February. He played three games with AHL Milwaukee, scoring one assist. It's unclear whether or not he'll crack the lineup during the postseason.

April 2, 2019 11:28 AM
Predators' Zac Rinaldo: Reassigned to AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rinaldo (shoulder) is bound for AHL Milwaukee on a long-term injury loan, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports.

Rinaldo is less than two months removed from season-ending shoulder surgery. Since he's on a two-way deal, there would be no sense in the team paying him more money to sit on the shelf, so the center will have to round out his recovery with the Admirals. He finishes the 2018-19 campaign with one goal and two helpers over 23 games.

February 6, 2019 01:52 PM
Predators' Zac Rinaldo: Out for balance of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rinaldo (undisclosed) will miss the rest of the season as he undergoes shoulder surgery, Robby Stanley of reports.

The Predators reacquired Cody McLeod in a trade with the Rangers on Tuesday, so that will help offset the loss of Rinaldo, who finishes the season with three points and 47 hits over 23 games.

January 18, 2019 01:44 PM
Predators' Zac Rinaldo: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Predators placed Rinaldo (undisclosed) on injured reserve Friday.

The nature of Rinaldo's injury is a mystery, but his absence won't impact any fantasy lineups, as he's frequently been a healthy scratch this season and has otherwise only totaled three points in 23 appearances. Another update on the gritty forward's status should surface once he's activated off IR.

December 23, 2018 11:24 AM
Predators' Zac Rinaldo: Back in lineup as injury sub
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rinaldo played just 7:41 in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Bruins, skating in place of the injured Colton Sissons (lower body) after sitting out the previous five games as a healthy scratch.

Rinaldo has not seen much game action in his first year as a Predator. After playing in 12 straight contests to start the season, he has suited up just eight times in 25 games since the start of November, and will likely return to the press box with Sissons eligible to return following the holiday break. The 28-year-old Mississauga native has never scored more than nine points in a single NHL season, and with just a single goal with the Preds so far this year, does not look to be changing that trend anytime soon.

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