OUTZac Rinaldo
LW ARI
3 weeks ago

Rinaldo (hand) signed a one-year, two-way contract with Arizona on Saturday, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Having never surpassed nine points in the NHL during his first five seasons, Rinaldo didn't touch the ice of an NHL game last season. His AHL campaign wasn't much more impressive either, tallying only five goals and two assists in 29 games. A fresh start seems necessary, and maybe he can find that in the desert.

OUTZac Rinaldo
LW ARI
1 month ago

Rinaldo (hand) will not receive a qualifying offer by the Bruins, Andy Strickland of Fox Sports Midwest reports.

EDGE Analysis

Having not played in an NHL game during the 2016-17 season and enduring season-ending hand surgery in February, Boston elected not to hold onto negotiating rights with the 26-year-old. The center scored only five goals, dished two assists, and recorded a -12 rating, in 29 games for AHL Providence last season.

OUTZac Rinaldo
LW ARI
5 months ago

Rinaldo will undergo surgery to repair a hand injury, effectively ending his season, Mark Divver of The Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

The former Flyer has never been a big scorer, tallying just nine goals and 27 points in a 275-game NHL career. Rinaldo will be an unrestricted free agent upon the conclusion of the season, and it's hard to see him finding another home in the NHL if he's unable to develop anything in addition to the physical aspect of his game.

OUTZac Rinaldo
LW ARI
10 months ago

Rinaldo was put on waivers by the Bruins on Friday, Joe Haggerty of CSN NE reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 26-year-old defenseman didn't play in a single preseason game due to a lower body injury. Assuming he clears waivers, he will head to AHL Providence to tune up before coming up to the NHL later in the year.

OUTZac Rinaldo
LW ARI
10 months ago

Rinaldo (lower body) is in the lineup for Thursday's preseason matchup with the Blue Jackets, Tom Reed of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thursday's tilt will represent Rinaldo's first game action of the preseason, as the 26-year-old forward has been sidelined with a lower-body injury since the Bruins' training camp got underway on Sept. 22. It seems unlikely that Rinaldo will be able to secure a spot on Boston's Opening Night roster during the last few days of camp, so the enforcer will likely be waived and assigned to the Bruins' AHL affiliate before the team's Oct. 13 regular-season opener against Columbus. The 2008 sixth-round pick is still an effective enforcer, and will likely be called up to the big club on occasion throughout the season when the Bruins want an imposing physical presence in their lineup.

OUTZac Rinaldo
LW ARI
10 months ago

Rinaldo is dealing with a lower-body injury and will miss the start of training camp, CSN New England reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rinaldo would still have to serve his five-game suspension if he makes the Bruins roster this year, which if he is out for an extended period of time becomes a legitimate question mark. The center has never managed to reach the 10-point mark in any of his NHL seasons and his antics on the ice could lead the organization to decide he is not worth the hassle.

OUTZac Rinaldo
LW ARI
1 year ago

Rinaldo has been handed five-game suspensions by both the NHL and AHL for two separate recent on-ice incidents, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rinaldo, who drew a five-game ban from the NHL as a result of the check that he delivered on Tampa Bay forward Cedric Paquette on Feb. 28, now must sit out AHL Providence's next three games, following another incident that occurred on March 4, when Rinaldo was penalized for an illegal check to the head of an opponent. He has already served two games of his AHL suspension, but only games played by the Boston Bruins while he is on the team's active roster will count toward Rinaldo's NHL suspension.

OUTZac Rinaldo
LW ARI
1 year ago

Rinaldo has been suspended for five games as a result the check that he delivered to Tampa Bay forward Cedric Paquette on Feb. 28, NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Per the report, "only games played by his team while Rinaldo is on an NHL roster will count as those fulfilling the terms of the suspension." The forward -- who has notched just one goal and three points in 52 NHL games games this season -- is currently on the roster of AHL Providence after being sent down to the minors by the Bruins on Monday.

OUTZac Rinaldo
LW ARI
1 year ago

Rinaldo was sent to AHL Providence by the Bruins on Monday, Mark Divver of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rinaldo, who last played in the AHL in 2012-13 (with Adirondack), figures to be back in the NHL before too long, but as a fourth-liner with limited upside on offense, he's only of note in fantasy leagues that reward PIM and hits.

OUTZac Rinaldo
LW ARI
1 year ago

Rinaldo will be in the Bruins' lineup Sunday against the Lightning.

EDGE Analysis

Meanwhile, GM Don Sweeney confirmed that Rinaldo has been placed on waivers by the B's, with the move presumably made in the name of giving the team some added roster flexibility in advance of Monday's NHL trade deadline.