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Ron Hainsey | Defenseman | #65

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (36) / 3/24/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (13) / MON
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Ron Hainsey (upper body) is on track to play Monday night in Game 3.
Hainsey was on the ice for the morning skate after he left Game 2. He was hit in the head by a shot from Alex Ovechkin in the third period of Saturday's contest. May 1 - 12:37 PM

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Ron Hainsey suffered a potential head injury during Game 2 on Saturday.

Hainsey left the game after being struck in the head by an Alex Ovechkin shot in the third period. The Penguins didn't update his status on Sunday, so his available for Game 3 on Monday remains unknown. He has a goal and three points in seven playoff games.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 30 - 4:30 PM

Ron Hainsey scored his first career playoff goal in Game 4.

He has registered two points in the last two games of the series. The 36-year-old rearguard is finally getting the chance to play in his first Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Apr 20 - 5:14 PM

Ron Hainsey is looking forward to finally playing in his first NHL playoff game next week.

The 36-year-old defenseman currently holds the record for the most career games without playing in the post-season at 907 but all that will change when he suits up for Game 1 against Columbus. "I’m ready," Hainsey said. "It was great to lock up home ice on Thursday. We have a week to get prepared and get ourselves fully focused on Columbus. I’m very excited to get going and be part of what we hopefully can turn into a great run here." He has three assists in 15 games this season so he should be a late pick in a deep playoff pool if you think the Penguins are going far into the post-season.
Apr 9 - 10:00 AM

Ron Hainsey will return to action Friday against the Rangers.

Through 10 games with the Penguins thus far, he's posted one point along with 10 hits and 18 blocks. He'll pair with Brian Dumoulin on the Penguins' top defensive unit.
Mar 31 - 6:42 PM

There's a good chance that Ron Hainsey (upper body) will play on Friday.

Hainsey has missed seven straight contests. He has four goals and 15 points in 66 games this season.
Mar 31 - 1:08 PM

Ron Hainsey (upper body) is a game-time decision for Friday's contest.

Hainsey has been held out of Pittsburgh's last seven games. He has four goals and 15 points in 66 contests in 2016-17.
Mar 30 - 3:02 PM

Rain Hainsey (upper body) won't play against Chicago on Wednesday.

Though the veteran defender took to practice this morning, he doesn't appear ready just yet to return to the blue line. Expect him to bolster Pittsburgh's defense soon.
Mar 29 - 7:39 PM

Ron Hainsey (upper body) is not expected to play on Wednesday.

He was sporting a regular jersey during the morning skate, but coach Mike Sullivan said Hainsey would likely not be ready to play against Chicago. Hainsey has already missed the last five games.
Mar 29 - 1:15 PM

Ron Hainsey (upper body) practiced Tuesday, while wearing a no-contact jersey.

He hasn't played in the last five games and was listed as week-to-week. Hainsey hopes to be ready for the start of the playoffs, so he can play in his first career postseason contest.
Mar 28 - 6:04 PM

Ron Hainsey has an upper-body injury and is considered to be week-to-week, per Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan.

Pittsburgh acquired Hainsey to help the squad cope with the string of defensemen injuries its endued and now the Penguins have lost Hainsey too for a significant period of time. He suffered the injury during Wednesday's contest. Pittsburgh already summoned blueliner Derrick Pouliot to help fill the void from this latest setback.
Mar 17 - 11:27 AM

Ron Hainsey suffered an injury in Pittsburgh's loss to the Flyers on Wednesday.

He played just 10:16 before exiting the game and not returning. Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan didn't have an update on Hainsey's status after the game. Expect more news to come out on Thursday.
Mar 15 - 10:59 PM

Ron Hainsey has averaged 22:30 minutes per game in five contests with the Penguins.

Hainsey has an assist and plus-four rating over that span. He was acquired to help Pittsburgh stabilize their blueline after suffering a series of injuries and thus far he's helped do that. With Kris Letang and Trevor Daley still a ways away from returning, Hainsey should be expected to continue to log big minutes.
Mar 7 - 6:23 AM

Ron Hainsey has played in more games without a playoff appearance than any other active player.

Hainsey has participated in 891 career games. The lack of postseason action on his resume is about to change though after being acquired by the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday. "It's not just a playoff team, right? It's a team that obviously won last year, and I hope I'm not overstepping my bounds by saying it's a team that expects to win this year," Hainsey said. "That's certainly the most exciting part of it. (Carolina GM Ron Francis) told me this morning it was Pittsburgh, and if you could pick a spot where you say, ‘If we don't win the Stanley Cup, we're going to be disappointed,' this would certainly qualify."
Feb 24 - 7:13 AM

Ron Hainsey should join the Penguins in time for Friday's practice.

That might set the stage for Hainsey to play for the Penguins on Saturday. He was acquired by Pittsburgh from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a 2017 second-round selection and Danny Kristo. With the Penguins' blueline decimated by injuries, Hainsey will be a very welcome addition.
Feb 23 - 3:45 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Matt Cullen
5Oskar Sundqvist
LW1Jake Guentzel
2Bryan Rust
3Carl Hagelin
4Scott Wilson
5Chris Kunitz
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Conor Sheary
4Tom Kuhnhackl
5Carter Rowney
6Josh Archibald
D1Kris Letang
2Justin Schultz
3Trevor Daley
4Olli Maatta
5Ian Cole
6Ron Hainsey
7Brian Dumoulin
8Mark Streit
G1Matt Murray
2Marc-Andre Fleury
3Tristan Jarry