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Bruins' Rinaldo suspended five games for Paquette hit

Zac Rinaldo, shown battling for the puck with the Lightning's Vladislav Namestnikov Sunday in Boston, had a hearing with NHL Department of Player Safety today.

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Zac Rinaldo, shown battling for the puck with the Lightning's Vladislav Namestnikov Sunday in Boston, had a hearing with NHL Department of Player Safety today.

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Bruins forward Zac Rinaldo has been suspended for five games for his illegal check to the head on Lightning center Cedric Paquette. 

Rinaldo, currently with Boston's AHL team, had a hearing with NHL Department of Player Safety today. He was given a minor penalty Sunday. Paquette left the game temporarily but returned to start the second period. 

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 1:07pm]

    

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