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Zac Rinaldo is about to be handed another multi-game suspension

Zac Rinaldo is about to be handed another multi-game suspension
Published On: Tue, Dec 26
Feb 4, 2016; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen (55) gets a penalty for taking down Boston Bruins center Zac Rinaldo (36) during the first period at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

At some point later this week it will be time to reset your Days Since Zac Rinaldos Been Suspended boards after the Arizona Coyotes forward was offered an in-person hearing for his actions during Saturday nights loss to the Colorado Avalanche.

Midway through the second period, Rinaldo laid a hit on Nathan MacKinnon in the neutral zone, which left the Avs forward stunned. Defenseman Samuel Girard responded by confronting Rinaldo, who then proceeded to drop the unsuspecting rookie with a punch. It was chaos after that.

[Girard] is not going over there to try and fight him. Hes just going over there to give him a bump and he suckered him. Im sure thats something the league will look at, said Avs defenseman Erik Johnson via Arizona Sports.

The Department of Player Safety did take a look at it and is ready to hand Rinaldo another multi-game ban.

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