Daley will miss approximately six weeks after undergoing surgery on his left knee, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. When Daley sustained the injury in Tuesday's game and didn't return, there was concern from the Penguins faithful, but this a particularly bleak prognosis, and there may only be a couple of games left in the regular season by the time he's ready to return. Still, GM Jim Rutherford is not wasting any time getting a reinforcement on the blue line, as the team announced Thursday that they've acquired Ron Hainsey from the Hurricanes in exchange for a second-round draft pick and depth forward Danny Kristo.
Daley left Tuesday's game with a lower-body injury and did not return, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Pens coach Mike Sullivan said Daley will be evaluated when the team returns to Pittsburgh, though he intimated that the injury may not be too severe. The defensive corps is already playing without Justin Schultz (concussion) and Olli Maatta (hand). Fortunately, the team plays just one game in the next seven days, so Daley may not miss much action.
Daley collected his fifth goal of the season Tuesday on a slap shot near the top of the right faceoff circle. His ability to join the rush gives Pittsburgh yet another weapon in its arsenal. Daley saw time on the team's second power-play unit, along with fellow defender Kris Letang. Daley now has two goals and five points in 11 January contests.
Daley collected his fourth goal of the season on a season-high five shots in Friday's 7-1 win over Carolina. The sniper's shot from the top of the slot was vintage Daley. He has four points in his last three games. Pittsburgh recently moved him to right defense, where he's said he's more comfortable, and the results are paying off.
Daley collected three assists in a 8-7 win over the Capitals on Monday. The veteran rearguard got in on the fun in this one, as he was one of six Penguins with multi-point showings. Daley now has 15 points in 38 games this season, and has been a useful fantasy asset behind studs Justin Schultz and Kris Letang on the Pittsburgh blue line.
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