April 19, 2013
FLYERS GENERAL manager Paul Holmgren locked up two of his own on Wednesday, inking forwards Zac Rinaldo and Jay Rosehill to 2-year contract extensions. Rinaldo, 22, was due to become a restricted free agent in July. Though he's on the shelf for the season with a high ankle sprain, Rinaldo was consistently reliable-and responsible-as a pest for opponents. Rinaldo led the NHL in hits per 60 minutes (14.64) with 143 checks in just 258:06. "I'm just really honored to be a part of the organization for another 2 years," Rinaldo said.
September 4, 2014
Flyers fourth-line winger Zac Rinaldo, caught off guard by the offer, signed a two-year contract extension Tuesday. "I'm surprised we'd even started to talk about it so early, but I'm thrilled," said Rinaldo, who added: "This definitely gives me a lot of confidence. " Rinaldo, 24, had two goals, two assists and 153 penalty minutes in 67 games last season, his third with the Flyers. He will earn $750,000 this season, and reportedly will be paid a total of $1.7 million over the next two years.
July 1, 2015 |
RON HEXTALL has been a busy man since Friday. The Flyers general manager, many say, was one of the biggest winners of the NHL draft. The team entered the weekend with around $2 million in cap space and, after unloading Nicklas Grossmann and Chris Pronger's contract to Arizona, flew home from Sunrise, Fla., with more than $6 million in space. The weekend's momentum carried right into yesterday as the Flyers dealt spunky winger Zac Rinaldo to Boston for a third-round pick in the 2017 draft.
January 22, 2013 |
BUFFALO - Feisty Flyers winger Zac Rinaldo was accidentally cut by the skate of Buffalo's Robyn Regehr during a first-period collision Sunday and had 20 stitches administered above his right knee. "It's hockey; it happens," said Rinaldo, who did not return in the Flyers' 5-2 loss to Buffalo. "We just collided funny, and I guess his skate was still in the air when my leg was there. " Rinaldo's status for Tuesday's game in New Jersey is questionable. Based on his bad limp after the game, it wouldn't be surprising if Tom Sestito took his fourth-line spot against the Devils.
January 11, 2014
Zac Rinaldo scored his first goal of the season Wednesday in the Flyers' 3-1 win over Montreal, but the feisty winger also suffered a left high-ankle sprain. He will miss about six weeks, the club announced Thursday. Rinaldo, who has been seeing time on the penalty-killing unit lately, notched the first game-winning goal of his career on Wednesday. General manager Paul Holmgren said the injury did not occur during Rinaldo's second-period fight with Montreal's Brandon Prust. The Flyers, who are also without winger Matt Read (concussion)
January 31, 2014
ANAHEIM - Zac Rinaldo is close to returning to the Flyers' lineup. Rinaldo skated in his third full practice of the last week yesterday and joined the Flyers on their flight to California. To make room for Rinaldo on the 23-man roster, the Flyers waived forward Chris VandeVelde. VandeVelde and Michael Raffl are the only players on the Flyers' roster on two-way contracts. VandeVelde lasted long enough with the Flyers to require waivers to be sent back down to AHL Adirondack.
December 31, 2013 |
VANCOUVER - Riding an impressive 5-1-1 record in their last seven games, there are a lot of reasons for the Flyers to be smiling. Even more so yesterday, in one of the most beautiful corners of the world, as the Flyers completed a brisk, midday practice at Rogers Centre that allowed plenty of time for rest before tonight's test against the Canucks. It also featured a showdown months in the making. That's how long Jake Voracek and Zac Rinaldo have been chirping to each other about who is the faster skater.
April 9, 2014 |
SUNRISE, Fla. - Flyers winger Zac Rinaldo received a four-game suspension from the NHL on Monday and will miss the rest of the regular season. Rinaldo was suspended for an illegal check to the head of Buffalo defenseman Chad Ruhwedel in the third period of a 5-2 victory Sunday at the Wells Fargo Center. "While we view the four-game suspension to Zac as harsh, we respect the league's decision," general manager Paul Holmgren said. With Rinaldo out of the lineup, coach Craig Berube will reinsert Steve Downie or Tye McGinn in Florida on Tuesday.
October 5, 2014 |
The Flyers, once known as the Broad Street Bullies, put winger Jay Rosehill on waivers Thursday and will start the season without a heavyweight enforcer for the first time since the early 1970s. What in the name of Dave Schultz is going on here? Enforcers, Flyers coach Craig Berube said after Friday's practice in Voorhees, are needed less today than in the past. "I think everybody knows that," he said. "You look at the rules, look at the game, look at everything. " Over the years, the Flyers have had more than 30 enforcers, including Dave Schultz, Paul Holmgren, Ed Hospodar, Glen Cochrane, Dave Brown, Donald Brashear, Berube, Riley Cote, and Jody Shelley.