Philadelphia Flyers: Zac Rinaldo receives four-game suspension

Last night’s Philadelphia Flyer win against the Florida Panthers clinched a playoff berth, but that was not the only significant event taking place. Flyer winger Zac Rinaldo was serving the first game of his four-game suspension for an illegal hit on Buffalo Sabre defenseman Chad Ruhwedel. Here is the hit: At the time, the Flyers were up 4-0 on Buffalo, and hits like this were...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Putting On The Foil with @jsaquella: Polarizing Rinaldo, and His Four Game Suspension

Editors’ Note: Noted Philadelphia Flyers fan John Saquella is going beyond 140 characters. The man most of you probably know from social media as @jsaquella will bring you his wide-ranging opinion and commentary on the Orange and Black in his column Putting On The Foil. By John Saquella (@jsaquella) Getty Images Zac Rinaldo has spent most of his NHL career trying to live down...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Pointer – Enough with the Zac Rinaldo Experiment

Hell-raising Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo received his second career NHL suspension yesterday, a four-game ban for intentionally elbowing Buffalo defenseman Chad Ruhwehel in the head.  While elbowing someone in the head is a bad idea in any situation, it’s even less defensible considering the Flyers were up 4-0 at the time and dominating the Sabres […] The post Three Pointer –...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers' Zac Rinaldo receives four-game suspension for cheap shot

The National Hockey League got it right.Buffalo Sabres' coach Ted Nolan announced on Monday that defenseman Chad Ruhwedel was done for the rest of the season after suffering a concussion, courtesy of an elbow to the jaw from Philadelphia Flyers' centerman Zac Rinaldo - so the league decided that the punishment should fit the crime.Rinaldo's obvious targeting of the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rinaldo suspended 4 games, remainder of regular season

Zac Rinaldo scored a goal and received a match penalty for elbowing the Sabres Chad Ruhwedel in the third period of the Flyers 5-2 win on Sunday. (Photo Courtesy of With the Flyers leading, 4-0, in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres, Zac Rinaldo laid a heavy hit on Chad Ruhwedel. Rinaldo has a history of suspensions and fines, which guaranteed some form of disciplinary...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers’ Zac Rinaldo Suspended Rest Of Regular Season For Hit To Head

Philadelphia Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo faces a four-game suspension for his illegal hit to the head of Buffalo Sabers defenseman Chad Ruhwedel on Sunday. The hit immediately warranted a match penalty during the game, and on Monday, the NHL Department of Player Safety doled out the rest of Rinaldo’s punishment. BREAKING: Zac Rinaldo has been suspended for four games and will...
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Flyers’ Zach Rinaldo concusses Buffalo’s Chad Rudwedel

George here on the late shift. Regrettably, the NHL has gotten to the point where my job tends to involve scouring the internet for the night's controversial hit. I sure wish players respected each other more, but as so many have pointed out, they're not coached to let up on hits or take responsibility for intent-to-injure plays--nor do "tough" players have any...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Zac Rinaldo Receives Match Penalty For Vicious Head Shot

The Philadelphia Flyers were up 4-0 when Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo threw this vicious head shot at Buffalo Sabres defenseman Chad Ruhwedel. Rinaldo was given a match penalty, having already picked up three minor penalties in the game as well. Ruhwedel was diagnosed with a concussion and Rinaldo will be getting suspended for this. Some guys never learn and there is no place for this...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Zac Rinaldo ejected for intent-to-injure hit penalty

Philadelphia Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo was ejected from Sunday night’s game against the Buffalo Sabres and will likely face further discipline from the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. Rinaldo received a match penalty (five-minute major) for an elbow to the head of Sabres defenseman Chad Ruhwedel in the third period. Buffalo scored on the ensuing power play to trim Philly’s...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Zac Rinaldo ejected for dirty hit on Chad Ruhwedel

I have to say that there's going to be a review and a good chance that there might be suspension coming from the NHL's Department of Player Safety for this hit. Zac Rinaldo hits Chad Ruhwedel in the head. Thoughts on this one? Rinaldo is like a linebacker on skates.Philadelphia Zac Rinaldo served by Jay Rosehill Match penalty - 10 min against Chad Ruhwedel
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