Bruins’ Zac Rinaldo to face hearing for Paquette hit

Watch as Zac Rinaldo of the Boston Bruins hits Tampa Bay Lightning forward Cedric Paquette with a questionable high hit.

NEW YORK — 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 centre Cedric Paquette.

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.