Found February 13, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Philadelphia Flyers center Zac Rinaldo has been suspended by the NHL for two games following his hit on Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson during Sunday's game. Rinaldo drew a minor penalty for charging at 13:25 of the first period of the Red Wings' 4-3 win. He is eligible to return against Winnipeg on Feb. 21. Rinaldo has a goal and six assists in 43 games this season for the second-place Flyers.

Flyers C Rinaldo to have hearing with NHL

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Peter Laviolette Conference Call Transcript

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Video: Brendan Shanahan Explains Why Zac Rinaldo Is Suspended 2 Games

Video is after the jump.  

NHL suspends Flyers F Rinaldo two games for hit

NEW YORK (AP) -- The NHL has suspended Philadelphia Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo for two games for launching to hit Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson on Sunday.

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