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Bleacher Report

Blue Jackets' Zac Rinaldo Will Be Paid AHL Salary, Won't Play Due to Vaccine Status

The Columbus Blue Jackets have effectively parted ways with center Zac Rinaldo after he refused to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Per Chris Bumbaca of USA Today, the Blue Jackets signed Rinaldo to a two-year deal last offseason. Because of Rinaldo's vaccine refusal, the Blue Jackets did not invite him to...
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Blue Jackets won't send unvaccinated forward Zac Rinaldo to AHL

The Columbus Blue Jackets have taken a firm stance on COVID-19 vaccination. The Blue Jackets announced Friday that Zac Rinaldo, who is unvaccinated, has cleared waivers. He was initially supposed to be assigned to the club's American Hockey League affiliate. "Our position has been very clear that our organization is...

Blue Jackets announce roster moves as Cam Johnson, Zac Rinaldo clear waivers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — The Columbus Blue Jackets announced a pair of roster moves Friday as goaltender Cam Johnson and forward Zac Rinaldo both cleared waivers. Johnson has been assigned the American Hockey League's Cleveland Monsters and Rinaldo, who signed a two-way NHL/AHL contract, will remain under contract with the club but will not be assigned to Cleveland.
Columbus Dispatch

Blue Jackets' expand ban on Zac Rinaldo over COVID-19 vaccination status

Zac Rinaldo isn't budging and neither are the Blue Jackets. After telling the veteran forward that he isn't welcome at NHL training camp if he's not vaccinated against COVID-19, the team took the shunning a step further. Rinaldo, 31, wasn't claimed by another team during the league's 24-hour waivers period and was told by Blue Jackets management to stay away from the Cleveland Monsters when the AHL affiliate begins practicing Tuesday.

BREAKING: Zac Rinaldo Exiled +++

Coming through the wire this week for the Columbus Blue Jackets and many other players around the league today is the first major wave of players on the waiver wire for the purpose of player assignment to the American Hockey league. For the Blue Jackets, general manager Jarmo Kekalainen has waived forward Zac Rinaldo, who was just signed earlier this summer to join the Cleveland Mosnters.
Bleacher Report

Zac Rinaldo Barred from Blue Jackets Camp, Isn't Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Columbus Blue Jackets winger Zac Rinaldo won't attend the team's training camp because he has yet to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. "It's an important issue for us," said John Davidson, the Blue Jackets president of hockey operations. "It's a team-first issue." He added that all 67 players at the team's...

Columbus Blue Jackets won't have unvaccinated Zac Rinaldo in training camp

The Columbus Blue Jackets announced that forward Zac Rinaldo will not be invited to their training camp because he's unvaccinated against COVID-19. "Forward Zac Rinaldo, who we signed to a two-way contract this summer, is not vaccinated and because of that -- and that's his decision -- the plan is to start him in the American Hockey League and he will not be coming to our training camp," team president John Davison said Tuesday.
New York Post

Zac Rinaldo banned from Blue Jackets for refusing COVID-19 vaccine

NHL player Zac Rinaldo’s refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine may end up costing him his job. The 31-year-old Rinaldo signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets in August, but the team said he won’t be invited to training camp this week because of his vaccination status. Instead, Rinaldo will start...

Zac Rinaldo not invited to Blue Jackets camp due to unvaccinated status

Despite signing a contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets just over a month ago, Zac Rinaldo is not invited to their training camp. When speaking with the media Tuesday, Blue Jackets president John Davidson explained that Rinaldo has chosen not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and because of that, will appear at the AHL’s Cleveland Monsters training camp instead. Greg Wyshynski of ESPN tweeted the full quote: