Brandon Prust, Zac Rinaldo

New York Rangers' Brandon Prust, right, lands a punch to the head of Philadelphia Flyers' Zac Rinaldo's as the pair fight during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, April 3, 2012, in Philadelphia. The Rangers won 5-3. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)


The Philadelphia Flyers are bringing back their bullies.

General manager Paul Holmgren announced Wed-nesday night that the Flyers agreed to two-year contract extensions with forwards Zac Rinaldo and Jay Rosehill, the team's leaders in penalty minutes per game this season.

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Rinaldo, 22, is in his second season with the Flyers. He has three goals, two assists and 85 penalty minutes in 32 games this season. He has missed the last seven games with a high-ankle sprain on his left leg.

Rosehill, 27, was acquired April 1 from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Harry Zolnierczyk. Rosehill has one goal and 47 penalty minutes in seven games since the trade.

Rosehill (6.7), Rinaldo (2.7), and Scott Hartnell (2.4) are the only Flyers averaging more than two penalty minutes per game this season.

Rinaldo has been in five fights and Rosehill three this season, according to the website

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