Zac Rinaldo
C/LW ARI
1 week ago

Rinaldo has served his six-game suspension and is eligible to return Saturday against the Sharks.

EDGE Analysis

The 27-year-old's pivot's impending return will bolster the Coyotes' bottom-six forward group, but it won't impact many fantasy lineups. Rinaldo's only notched two goals and three points in 31 games this campaign, so he isn't a viable option in all but the deepest of season-long fantasy formats.

Zac Rinaldo
C/LW ARI
4 weeks ago

Rinaldo was suspended for six games for unexpectedly punching Colorado's Samuel Girard.

EDGE Analysis

This ruling comes following a phone hearing Wednesday, and he will be eligible to return Jan. 13 against the Sharks. With Brad Richardson (upper body) also out Wednesday, the Coyotes called up Lawson Crouse to slot into the the lineup.

Zac Rinaldo
C/LW ARI
4 weeks ago

Rinaldo (suspension) has decided to waive his in-person hearing and will conduct a phone hearing Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Wednesday's phone hearing will finally put a number to the expected lengthy absence of Rinaldo following his hit on Samuel Girard on Saturday. Given Brad Richardson's (upper-body) injury and Rinaldo's expected absence, the Coyotes will likely be forced to dip into the AHL well to provide some depth up front for Wednesday's game against the Avalanche. Considering Saturday's hit, it wouldn't be surprising if the rematch is a chippy affair.

Zac Rinaldo
C/LW ARI
4 weeks ago

Rinaldo was given the option of an in-person hearing for delivering a sucker punch on Samuel Girard in Saturday's game against the Avalanche.

EDGE Analysis

Even in a tough sport like hockey, there's simply no tolerating Rinaldo's actions against the unsuspecting defenseman. A lengthy suspension is expected for the Coyotes forward, which would be supplemental to his 15 PIM -- including a match penalty -- accrued against the Avalanche. According to this latest report, a time and date for the hearing are pending.

Zac Rinaldo
C/LW ARI
1 month ago

Rinaldo was assessed a match penalty for punching Samuel Girard in Saturday's game against the Avalanche, and he'll be suspended indefinitely, Craig Morgan of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

In an egregious chain of events, Rinaldo flattened Nathan MacKinnon before punching a defenseless Girard. Per league rules, Rinaldo will be suspended until his hearing, and he's expected to face a long suspension since he's a repeat offender, as he even was once simultaneously suspended from both the NHL and the AHL.

Zac Rinaldo
C/LW ARI
1 month ago

Rinaldo (illness) will rejoin the lineup for Tuesday's matchup against the Panthers, Dave Vest of the Coyotes' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rinaldo skipped the team's last two contests due to an illness but will rejoin the lineup on the third line alongside the likes of Christian Dvorak and Nick Merkley, who is making his NHL debut. The 27-year-old doesn't provide much from an offensive standpoint, but he's more than willing to put his body on the line, collecting 94 hits through 28 contests. He should resume that role during Tuesday's matchup, but remains off the radar in the vast majority of fantasy leagues.

Zac Rinaldo
C/LW ARI
1 month ago

Rinaldo (illness) is not slated to be in the lineup for Saturday's tilt against Pittsburgh.

EDGE Analysis

Rinaldo -- who was absent from Thursday's matchup with Tampa Bay -- will miss his second game due to illness. The winger has notched a paltry three points in 28 outings, so fantasy owners probably shouldn't expect him to be an offensive powerhouse once given the all-clear. The next chance for the 27-year-old to return to the lineup will be Tuesday against Florida.

Zac Rinaldo
C/LW ARI
1 month ago

Rinaldo (illness) will be a game-time decision for Saturday's game against the Penguins.

EDGE Analysis

The flu bug paid a visit and caused Rinaldo to miss Thursday's game against the Lightning, prompting the Coyotes to summon Nick Merkley from AHL Tuscon as an insurance option. Either way, fantasy owners won't be sweating out Rinaldo's status as he has just three points in 28 games this season.

Zac Rinaldo
C/LW ARI
1 month ago

Rinaldo won't play Thursday night against the Lightning due to an illness, Craig Morgan of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This news won't shake up your fantasy league, as Rinaldo only has 30 points (11 goals, 19 assists) through 303 career contests. However, it's likely to open the door for Nick Cousins after the former Flyer sat in the press box for five straight contests.

Zac Rinaldo
C/LW ARI
2 months ago

Rinaldo failed to record a point for the eighth consecutive game during Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to Edmonton.

EDGE Analysis

With just two goals through 22 games for the campaign, Rinaldo's fantasy value remains tied to formats heavily weighing PIM and hits. He's collected 15 and 74, respectively, but there are still likely better options to consider most settings considering his complete lack of offensive upside.