Haley (upper body) inked a one-year, two-way contract with Ottawa on Friday. Haley saw action in 22 games for the Rangers last season in which he garnered one goal, 50 PIM and a minus-7 rating. The 33-year-old winger hasn't been a full-time NHL player since 2017-18, when he played 75 contests for the Panthers. Given the lack of depth for the Senators, Haley could be in the mix for regular minutes with Ottawa, though he figures to still spend some time in the minors.
Haley will undergo surgery to repair a bilateral core muscle injury and will be out indefinitely. It's likely Haley is placed on injured reserve with no clear timeline to return. The 33-year-old forward has been a healthy scratch in 10 of the last 14 games, so his absence won't shake up the offensive dynamic too much.
Haley remained a healthy scratch Saturday in Vancouver. Haley is yet to dress in 2020, last playing Dec. 28 against Toronto. The tough guy has dressed in 18 games for New York, scoring one goal while failing to crack 10 minutes of ice time in any contest.
Haley is back with the Rangers and is expected to skate on New York's fourth line during Saturday's game versus Montreal, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports. Haley has one goal in 10 games with the Rangers this season. Placed on waivers Nov. 17, the depth winger is back with the big club and will skate on New York's fourth line, meaning Haley does not belong on anyone's fantasy radar. Tim Gettinger is expected to come out of the lineup to make room for Haley.
Haley was placed on waivers Sunday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. Haley scored one goal in 10 games with the Rangers this season while averaging just 5:49 of ice time per game. He skated just 1:26 in Saturday's loss to the Panthers. The 33-year-old could suit up for AHL Hartford if he clears waivers.
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