Flyers' Zac Rinaldo suspended eight games for hit on Pens' Kris Letang
The hit occurred in the first period of the game between the two teams last Tuesday. Rinaldo was assessed a two-minute minor penalty for cross-checking, a five-minute major penalty for boarding and a 10-minute game misconduct. He waived his right to an in-person hearing with the NHL last week.
Rinaldo, 24, was suspended twice last season for a total of six games. He's totaled 75 penalty minutes in 36 games this season and has recorded a plus/minus of minus-seven.
The Flyers are 19-22-7 this year and in fifth place in the Metropolitan Division, while the Penguins are 26-12-8 and in second place.
- Ben Estes