Nov 16, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT
Zac Rinaldo can hit and he doesn’t mind dropping the gloves – all part of being a role player often used on the Philadelphia Flyers’ fourth line.
But he’s been given a chance to expand his capacity, by being put on the penalty kill. On Friday, he played a combined 1:34 on the penalty kill, with most of that coming in the first period.
However, it should be noted that one of those special teams’ shifts ended on a Winnipeg Jets power play goal.
That said, it’s still an opportunity for Rinaldo to contribute to the Flyers in a different way, although he doesn’t want to put any special emphasis on his new duties.
“I’m excited about it … The more responsibility, the better for me,” Rinaldo told CSN Philadelphia.
“I’m more useful if I don’t have a different mindset. Just skate hard and play on the PK like it’s my last shift.”
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