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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired Ron Hainsey from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a 2017 second-round selection and Danny Kristo.

The Hurricanes will retain half of Hainsey's remaining $2,833,333 annual cap hit. Hainsey is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. He has four goals and 14 points in 56 contests this season and has averaged 22:20 minutes per contest. He'll be a big help to the Penguins given that they're missing defensemen Justin Schultz, Trevor Daley, and Olli Maatta due to injuries.
Feb 23 - 10:32 AM

With the Carolina Hurricanes seemingly out of the playoff race in the Eastern Conference, Ron Hainsey likely will be gone by the March 1 deadline.

The Hurricanes currently are last in the East with 56 points and they have to climb over eight teams and make up at least nine points on eighth place Toronto, to make it into the playoffs. That's not happening and the Hurricanes are likely the third team to be sellers. Hainsey is the NHL record holder as he has played in 890 games without ever seeing post-season action. With an expiring contract, the Canes should send him elsewhere as every playoff contender is looking for defensive depth.
Feb 20 - 7:52 AM

Ron Hainsey scored twice as the Hurricanes beat the Islanders 5-4 in overtime Saturday night.

Hainsey’s first goal of the night came at 2:57 in the second to tie the game 2-2. Both the Canes and Islanders added two more during regulation, which gave Hainsey an opportunity to score the game winner 2:52 into overtime. With two goals Saturday, he doubled his performance for the season and this was the first goal earned by the defenseman in his last 21 games.
Feb 4 - 10:01 PM

Ron Hainsey (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision Tuesday.

"He wasn't good to go this morning, but we're hoping he's able to go," coach Bill Peters said. "We'll know at warm-up and make a decision after." If he can't play then Klas Dahlbeck will draw into the lineup.
Jan 17 - 4:00 PM

Ron Hainsey was able to crack the scoresheet twice in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Flyers.

The 35-year-old picked up two assists for his first points of the season, The veteran needs seven more to reach 200 assists in his career
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 09:14:00 PM

Ron Hainsey (illness) is good to return to the Hurricanes' lineup on Thursday.

Hainsey didn't play on Tuesday due to the illness. He has four goals and 16 points in 69 contests in 2015-16.
Thu, Mar 17, 2016 01:21:00 PM

Ron Hainsey will miss Tuesday's match with Washington due to illness.

The veteran defender has done a nice job shepherding Carolina's young defensive core along this season. Hainsey has posted 16 points, 31 PIMs, 71 hits, and 108 blocks through 69 games this season.
Tue, Mar 15, 2016 06:28:00 PM

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