Hainsey has retired from the NHL, per the NHLPA. Hainsey played 1,132 games for eight different teams, recording 59 goals and 311 points in the process. The Boston native won a Stanley Cup with the Penguins in the 2016-17 campaign. He decided to hang up the skates at 40 years old.
Hainsey managed just one point in his last 20 games before the hiatus. If the season doesn't resume, there's a strong chance that Hainsey could call it a career, which has spanned 17 seasons and seen him transition from a scoring defenseman to a tough, experienced blueliner who provides value to his squad beyond the scoresheet. At 39 years old, he was on track for his lowest scoring total since 2015, and he offers little to no fantasy value.
Hainsey recorded an assist, two hits and two blocked shots in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Sabres. Hainsey dished out an assist for the second straight game to bring his total to 10 points this season. The 38-year-old has enjoyed increased ice time this year, as he's averaging 22:34 per game.
Hainsey (undisclosed) had two PIM, a plus-1 rating, and 25:19 of ice time in Friday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Red Wings. The veteran defenseman missed seven contests with the injury. Hainsey has eight points, 31 hits, 52 blocked shots and 27 shots on goal in 37 appearances this season. While he's back in the lineup, don't expect the 38-year-old to make much of an impact on the scoresheet.
Hainsey (undisclosed) will be in the lineup against the Red Wings on Friday. Hainsey's return to action is well timed for the Senators, as Mark Borowiecki (illness) is a game-time decision. If both defensemen suit up, it would come down to Cody Goloubef or Andreas Englund for the final spot on the blue line. The 38-year-old Hainsey should be capable of reaching the 20-point mark for a third straight year but is unlikely to be a consistent offensive contributor.
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