Hainsey is week-to-week with an upper-body injury, Sam Werner of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Hainsey missed morning skate, at which point the Penguins had a chance to reevaluate him for what was originally described as an undisclosed injury. Pittsburgh just cannot catch a break on the blue line when it comes to having healthy bodies. Kris Letang (upper body) and Olli Maata (hand) have been on IR with Hainsey suddenly a candidate to join them. Derrick Pouliot has been called up as a reinforcement option.
Hainsey (undisclosed) was not on the ice for morning skate Friday, Bill West of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Hainsey being a no-show for the a.m. session coupled with the Penguins calling up Derrick Pouliot points to the 35-year-old missing out on Friday's home contest against the Devils. Hainsey is mostly a stay-at-home type of defenseman, so it's not likely that his absence disrupts fantasy owners trying to secure a playoff spot.
Hainsey (undisclosed) exited Wednesday's game against the Flyers in the second period and didn't return for the third period. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan didn't have an update on Hainsey's condition after Wednesday's tilt, so the severity of the veteran blueliner's injury remains unclear. More information regarding Hainsey's status for Friday's matchup with the Devils should be released in the coming days.
Hainsey was traded to the Penguins in exchange for a second-round pick and Danny Kristo on Thursday. With Trevor Daley (knee) joining the mix of injured Penguins blueliners, it only made sense for the team to add another experienced defender as they look to defend their title in 2016-17. Hainsey is a 35-year-old veteran of 891 NHL games, though he has yet to make an appearance in the postseason. With 14 points in 56 games, Hainsey could offer some fantasy value in deeper leagues, though playing on a high-flying Penguins team could see his stock rise.
Hainsey scored two goals, including the game-winner, on four shots in a 5-4 overtime victory over the Islanders on Saturday. The 35-year-old only had two goals coming into the night, so this was quite a surprising performance. This was Hainsey's first multi-goal game since Dec. 2, 2008, so it would be unrealistic to expect it again anytime soon. He has four goals and 14 points with a minus-10 rating, so Hainsey is only relevant in the deepest of formats.
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