Arizona Coyotes centre Zac Rinaldo has waived his right to an in-person hearing for a punch on an unsuspecting opponent and will have a phone hearing on Wednesday.

During the second period of Saturday's game against the Colorado Avalanche, Rinaldo landed a punch to Samuel Girard after the two bumped into each other at centre-ice.

The incident occured immediately after Rinaldo hit Avalanche captain Nathan MacKinnon with an open ice check.