Zac Rinaldo C BOS 1 month ago

The Flyers traded Rinaldo to the Bruins on Monday for a third-round draft choice in the 2017 NHL Draft, NHL.com reports.

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.

Zac Rinaldo C BOS 5 months ago

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.

With the two-point outing, 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 the fourth 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.

Zac Rinaldo C BOS 5 months ago

Rinaldo has completed his eight-game suspension and will be eligible to return to the Flyers' lineup Tuesday against the Blue Jackets.According to Randy Miller of the Newark Star-Ledger, 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.

Zac Rinaldo C BOS 6 months ago

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.

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 while Chris VandeVelde likely takes on a larger role at left wing for the time being.

Zac Rinaldo C BOS 6 months ago

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.

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. The fourth-liner has a history of nefarious play, as he's previously been handed suspensions for illegal hits on two occasions over the last three seasons.

Zac Rinaldo C BOS 7 months ago

Rinaldo (upper body) will return to the lineup Saturday against the Devils, Sarah Baicker of CSN Philadelphia reports.

Rinaldo missed six consecutive games with the injury, but has been skating for the last couple of days and seemed to be just waiting for an opening to rejoin the lineup. That came when Scott Laughton suffered an injury Friday night and was ruled out for Saturday, allowing Rinaldo to claim his typical spot on the Flyers' fourth line.

Zac Rinaldo C BOS 7 months ago

Rinaldo (upper body) will miss his sixth straight game Friday against the Hurricanes, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Rinaldo was on the ice for the team's morning skate, but didn't partake in line rushes, suggesting he'll be bound for the press box yet again. The Flyers will play again Saturday in New Jersey, so it's possible Rinaldo could be called upon to make his return for that game in an attempt to spell another forward for the second half of the back-to-back set.

Zac Rinaldo C BOS 7 months ago

Rinaldo (upper body) will not play Tuesday against the Wild, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Rinaldo was able to take part in the Flyers' morning skate, but didn't show enough progress with his recovery from the injury to make coach Craig Berube comfortable with using him. Chris VandeVelde will occupy his spot in the lineup for the second straight game.

Zac Rinaldo C BOS 7 months ago

Rinaldo (upper body) is considered day-to-day with the possibility that he might be available Tuesday against the Wild, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Rinaldo suffered an upper-body injury against the Maple Leafs on Saturday but it's not believed to be serious. He will be monitored during Monday's practice to determine his status for Tuesday.

Zac Rinaldo C BOS 7 months ago

Rinaldo left Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs with an upper-body injury and will not return, the Courier-Post's Dave Isaac reports.

Brayden Schenn jumped into Rinaldo's spot in the second period and will finish this game out. Rinaldo should be considered day-to-day until we know more, but the Flyers have a quick turnaround before hitting the ice again Sunday against the Jets.