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Rinaldo suspended six games for actions in Coyotes game vs. Avalanche

Forward disciplined for punching unsuspecting opponent

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

Rinaldo suspended six games

Rinaldo suspended six games for punching an opponent

Arizona Coyotes forward Zac Rinaldo has been suspended for six games for an unsuspecting punch on Colorado Avalanche defenseman Samuel Girard

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NEW YORK - Arizona Coyotes forward Zac Rinaldo has been suspended for six games, without pay, for punching an unsuspecting opponent - Colorado Avalanche defenseman Samuel Girard - during NHL Game No. 554 in Arizona on Saturday, Dec. 23, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 8:52 of the second period. Rinaldo was assessed a match penalty under Rule 46.15.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Rinaldo will forfeit $22,580.64. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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