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Rinaldo tossed for hit on Couturier

Zach Rinaldo received a game misconduct for this hit on Sean Couturier:

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Way to treat your former AHL and NHL teammate, hero. Having this no-talent on the roster is yet another reason why the modern day Bs continue to lose respect. Did Jack Edwards think that Couturier led with his head?

Posted by Back Hand Luke from The Land of Unhealthy Scratching on 10/21/15 at 10:36 PM ET

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Joe Haggerty of CSNNE,

Rinaldo said following the loss that he was just trying to deliver a clean, honest and hard hit along the boards.

“I saw the puck coming around the boards, and I thought [Couturier] still had full control of the puck. I just tried to deliver a body check. That was about it,” said Rinaldo. “I just tried to deliver a clean body check and that’s what I thought I did.

“It’s unfortunate that [Couturier] is hurt. That’s the last thing that I want to do is to hurt someone. During the game [throwing a borderline hit] is not my first priority at all…Especially someone that I know personally.”

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/22/15 at 09:34 AM ET

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There were two dramatically different perspectives on this last night.  One of them came from the intermission guys and one game (can’t remember which game I was watching at that time), but they said it was probably a clean hit.

The other perspective was from Eddie O getting very upset about the hit. 

Nothing’s cut and dry, that’s for sure.

Posted by TreKronor on 10/22/15 at 10:29 AM ET

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