Bruins' Rinaldo faces NHL hearing

The NHL's Department of Player Safety has announced that Boston Bruins forward Zac Rinaldo will have a hearing on Tuesday after his check to the head of Tampa Bay center Cedric Paquette.
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NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL's Department of Player Safety has announced that Boston Bruins forward Zac Rinaldo will have a hearing on Tuesday to determine whether he faces further disciplinary action for his check to the head of Tampa Bay center Cedric Paquette.

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Rinaldo was issued a minor penalty for an illegal check to the head in the first period of 4-1 loss at Boston on Sunday.

Paquette was playing the puck in his own corner, when Rinaldo caught him with a high hit that caught him across the right side of his head. Paquette left the game before returning to action.