News: The Flyers signed Zac Rinaldo (ankle) to a two-year contract extension Wednesday.
Analysis:Zac Rinaldo has recorded five points and 85 PIMs in 32 games for the Flyers this season, but is currently sidelined with an ankle injury.
News:Zac Rinaldo (ankle) will not return this season, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Analysis: Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren had been hoping that Zac Rinaldo might return before the end of the season.
News:Zac Rinaldo will be out indefinitely with a high left ankle sprain, the Flyers' official site reports.
Analysis:Zac Rinaldo has just five points in 32 games to date, but he brings plenty of energy to the table and is of some note in leagues where his PIMs (85) and hits (143) are factored in.
News:Zac Rinaldo left Wednesday's game against the Canadiens with a lower body injury and will not return.
Analysis: The exact nature and severity of Zac Rinaldo's injury are unknown, so consider him day-to-day until the Flyers elaborate. He added another five penalty minutes to his total before exiting Wednesday.
News: The Flyers' Zac Rinaldo knocked Tampa Bay enforcer BJ Crombeen out of the game during a fight in Tuesday's game.
Analysis: If your league tracks PIM and hits, and you are at the bottom of those categories, then Zac Rinaldo could be a good addition. Otherwise, he is not going to bring much more to the table.
News: Recovering from a laceration on his right leg, Zac Rinaldo returned to action Tuesday night against the Rangers.
Analysis:Zac Rinaldo logged 6:20 of ice time, and as expected, lead the team with five hits. He also spent two minutes in the sin bin for roughing. It appears that he is back to his old self.
News:Zac Rinaldo (leg) is expected back Tuesday against the Rangers, as reported by Sam Carchidi of The Inquirer .
Analysis:Zac Rinaldo, who suffered a laceration on his right leg last weekend, should be ready to go on Tuesday according to Flyers GM Paul Holmgren. If you are struggling for PIMs in your league, then Rinaldo could be a good pickup. Check back for his availability before pulling the trigger.
News:Zac Rinaldo (leg) will not play Sunday against the Lightning, Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly.com reports.
Analysis: There was some hope Zac Rinaldo would be ready to go by Sunday, but he's not. He'll miss his fourth consecutive straight game, but it sounds like Rinaldo could play Tuesday against the Rangers.
News:Zac Rinaldo (leg) could return for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Analysis:Zac Rinaldo was originally expected to miss at least a week, and it sounds like he'll try to return exactly seven days after suffering a laceration that required 20 stiches.
News: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren confirms Zac Rinaldo (leg) will miss at least a week, Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
Analysis:Zac Rinaldo suffered a thigh laceration during Sunday's game against the Sabres that required 20 stitches, and he will need at least a week to recover. Rinaldo had only recorded five points this year in 31 games for AHL Adirondack, but did have 92 PIM.
News:Zac Rinaldo required 20 stitches above his right knee after leaving Sunday's game against the Sabres, Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
Analysis: As a result, Zac Rinaldo's availability for Tuesday night's game against the Devils is unclear, though he's only of note in leagues where PIMs and hits count.
News:Zac Rinaldo suffered a lower body injury during Sunday's game against the Sabres and will not return, the Flyers' official Twitter page reports.
Analysis:Zac Rinaldo was on the ice for close to nine minutes Saturday in the team's season opener against the Penguins, but he went down early Sunday. The exact nature and severity of the injury are unknown.
News:Zac Rinaldo is has been sent to play in the AHL until the lockout is resolved, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Analysis:Zac Rinaldo is one of several players that were on the Flyers' roster last year that will keep his skills sharp during the labor impasse. The feisty left winger, who logged 232 penalty minutes last season, can use the time to sharpen up on his non-combat skills.
News:Zac Rinaldo played 8:43 in Tuesday's series-ending Game 5 loss against New Jersey, posting six hits and two penalty minutes in his only game during the second round.
Analysis: The Flyers were looking for any semblance of energy as they faced elimination, but inserting Zac Rinaldo didn't affect too much. Rinaldo did manage to lay a nasty knee-to-knee hit on the Devils' Dainius Zubrus during his scant ice time.
News:Zac Rinaldo had a plus-one rating Tuesday in his return from a two-game suspension in a win over the Jets.
Analysis:Zac Rinaldo saw just 6 minutes of ice time over his 10 shifts. He also tallied three hits.
News: The NHL suspended Zac Rinaldo for two games Monday for charging Detroit's Jonathan Ericsson in Sunday's game against the Red Wings, USA Today reports.
Analysis: Ericsson was not hurt on the play, but seeing as Sunday's hit was Zac Rinaldo's third illegal offense in nine days, league disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan still opted to levy the suspension. Rinaldo will miss games Thursday and Friday and be eligible to return for next Tuesday's matchup with the Jets.
News:Zac Rinaldo avoided suspension but was fined $5,000 for two separate incidents in Saturday's game against the Devils, reports the Canadian Press.
Analysis: He delivered a late hit on Jacob Josefson in the second period and then pulled Zach Parise's feet from under him on a dangerous trip in the third. He received a penalty on the first play but was not penalized on the second. He was given the maximum fine for each incident.
News:Zac Rinaldo (upper body) left Saturday's win over New Jersey due to injury, playing just 6:41.
Analysis: Odds are that Zac Rinaldo will not play Sunday against Boston. He had missed two prior games with an undisclosed injury before sustaining another on Saturday.
Rinaldo (Undisclosed) Returning To Philly Lineup Saturday
News:Zac Rinaldo (undisclosed) is expected to return to the lineup Saturday, according to Philly.com.
Analysis:Zac Rinaldo just missed one game this week because of the injury so there shouldn't be any concerns about rust as he returns to the ice.
News:Zac Rinaldo (undisclosed) will miss Tuesday's game against Minnesota, CSN Philly's Tim Panaccio reports.
Analysis: With just five points (one goal) in 35 games, Zac Rinaldo's absence shouldn't affect much.
News:Zac Rinaldo did not practice Tuesday, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia reports.
Analysis:Zac Rinaldo was hit in the face by a puck Monday. He will reportedly be a game time decision for Tuesday's game against Minnesota.
News:Zac Rinaldo scored his first career goal in Thursday's shootout loss to the Devils, putting home a feed from Sean Couturier against Johan Hedberg.
Analysis: Goal-scoring isn't Zac Rinaldo's game, as he's much more known for his ability to rack up PIM. He's coming off a ridiculous 331-PIM campaign for AHL Adirondack last year, and fighting majors remain his main source of fantasy value.
News:Zac Rinaldo was recalled by the Flyers on Thursday, according to Philly.com.
Analysis:Zac Rinaldo will take the place of Brayden Schenn, who replaced Rinaldo last week but is now sidelined with a broken foot. Rinaldo should get at least a two week look with the Flyers.
News:Zac Rinaldo has been sent to the AHL by the Flyers, according to Philly.com.
Analysis:Zac Rinaldo's demotion makes way for Brayden Schenn to move up to the parent club. The Flyers were impressed with Rinaldo's play, but Schenn's eight points in four AHL games forced their hand.
News:Zac Rinaldo is expect to make the Flyers' roster out of training camp, according to Philly.com.
Analysis:Zac Rinaldo's stay may be a short one as he'll likely just be a fill-in for Jody Shelley, who is suspended for the season's first five games.
News:Zac Rinaldo drew praise from Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren on Monday, Philly.com reports.
Analysis:Zac Rinaldo does have some NHL regular season and playoff experience, but still isn't a lock to make the Philly roster out of camp. Obviously, however, he's getting some attention and is certainly still in the mix.
News: The Flyers signed center Zac Rinaldo to a three-year, entry-level contract Tuesday.
Analysis: The 19-year-old Rinaldo completed his second season in the OHL (juniors) in 2008-09. He split time between the Mississauga, recording 13 points (six goals) and 112 penalty minutes in 34 games prior to being traded to London, where he posted 17 points (four goals) and 89 penalty minutes in 22 games. Rinaldo is being groomed as a checking-line forward, but he has a long ways to go to becoming a viable NHLer. Ignore him in all Fantasy formats.