Thursday January 22nd, 2015

Philadelphia Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo has waived his right to an in-person disciplinary hearing, his agent said, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.

Rinaldo was assessed a two-minute minor penalty for cross-checking, a five-minute major penalty for boarding and a 10-minute game misconduct after a hit on Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang in the first period of Tuesday's game. 

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The hearing will be conducted by phone at 12:30 p.m. ET on Monday, according to McKenzie. It will be treated like an in-person hearing, though, meaning the NHL could suspend Rinaldo for more than six games. 

Letang stayed down on the ice for several minutes but was able to skate to the dressing room under his own power. He did not return to the game, which could impact the length of Rinaldo's suspension. Rinaldo could also be considered a repeat offender by the Department of Player Safety. He was suspended four games last season for hitting Buffalo Sabres defenseman Chad Ruhwedel in the head.

- Dan Gartland

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