Top Ron Hainsey News

  • Ron Hainsey: Retires from hockey

    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.

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  • Senators' Ron Hainsey: Hits hiatus on cold streak

    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.

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  • Senators' Ron Hainsey: Notches 10th point

    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.

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  • Senators' Ron Hainsey: Quiet in return

    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.

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  • Senators' Ron Hainsey: Cleared to play Friday

    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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  • Senators' Ron Hainsey: Aiming to return Friday

    Hainsey (undisclosed) won't play in Tuesday's game versus the Capitals, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

    Hainsey has been skating with the team but isn't ready yet, so the 38-year-old will look to return to the lineup Friday versus the Red Wings. He'll remain on IR for now.

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  • Senators' Ron Hainsey: Questionable for Tuesday

    Hainsey (undisclosed) is questionable for Tuesday's game versus the Capitals, Ian Mendes of TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.

    It appears Dylan DeMelo (finger) is on track to return to the lineup while Nikita Zaitsev (lower body) will sit out another game. If Hainsey is able to return, he'll likely bump out Christian Jaros or Cody Goloubef. However, Hainsey isn't the concern of fantasy gamers, as he's posted just eight points and 27 shots on net over 36 games this year.

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  • Senators' Ron Hainsey: Remains out another week

    Hainsey (undisclosed) will miss Ottawa's remaining two games this week against Florida and Tampa Bay, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

    The Senators have every reason to be cautious with Hainsey, as they will likely try to deal him to a contender who could use his veteran presence at the deadline. He's not a major fantasy factor as long as he's in Ottawa, so holding him out another week shouldn't be a concern for most owners.

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  • Senators' Ron Hainsey: Will miss next two games

    Hainsey (undisclosed) won't play Sunday against the Devils or Monday against the Penguins, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

    Hainsey missed just three games over the previous two seasons, but he'll miss his fourth game of the year Monday. The 38-year-old blueliner isn't the concern of fantasy owners at this stage of his career, as he's notched just eight points and 27 shots on net over 36 games. Christian Jaros play his first game since November in Hainsey's place.

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  • Senators' Ron Hainsey: Won't return before Christmas

    Hainsey (undisclosed) will miss at least the Senators' next two contests, Brent Wallace of TSN.ca reports.

    Hainsey was previously ruled out versus Philadelphia on Saturday but will in fact be sidelined through the Christmas break. Cody Goloubef figures to see the biggest uptick in ice time playing in Hainsey's spot alongside Thomas Chabot. Barring an extended absence, the 38-year-old Hainsey should still be capable of reaching the 20-point mark for a third straight year.

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  • Senators' Ron Hainsey: Out against Philadelphia

    Hainsey (undisclosed) won't be available for Saturday's game against the Flyers, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

    Hainsey is considered day-to-day, so he may only be forced to miss one contest due to his undisclosed issue. With Hainsey on the shelf, Max Lajoie will be promoted from the minors and draw into the lineup Saturday.

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  • Senators' Ron Hainsey: Records assist

    Hainsey produced an assist, two shots on goal, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 5-2 win over the Bruins.

    Hainsey provided the secondary helper on a shorthanded, empty-net goal by Jean-Gabriel Pageau. While offense isn't Hainsey's primary contribution on the ice, he's snagged assists in two of his last three games. He's up to six points, 45 blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in 31 outings.

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  • Senators' Ron Hainsey: Registers assist

    Hainsey managed an assist, four blocked shots, two PIM and a plus-3 rating in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Oilers.

    Hainsey had the secondary helper on Connor Brown's goal in the second period. The defenseman has just five points in 29 games this season, but he's added 43 blocked shots and 24 hits. At this point, it's unlikely that he'll match the 23 points he recorded in each of the last two seasons (with Toronto), but DFS enthusiasts looking for sneaky, value-priced coverage in defensive categories could do worse than rolling with the veteran.

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  • Senators' Ron Hainsey: Serving as mentor instead of scorer

    Hainsey hasn't scored since Nov. 16 at Buffalo, and only has two assists in November.

    One of Hainsey's primary roles on this Senators team is to help Erik Brannstrom transition to the NHL. He's not likely to be around when Ottawa is ready to contend for a title, and he's embraced the fact that he's not a scorer on this team. Don't expect much from Hainsey in fantasy formats.

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  • Senators' Ron Hainsey: First goal of year is game-winner

    Hainsey scored a goal on two shots and was plus-2 in Monday's 6-2 win over the Rangers.

    The veteran defenseman crept in from the point and tapped home a Brady Tkachuk feed to put the Senators up 3-1 early in the second period. It was the first goal of the season for Hainsey and stood as the eventual winner, snapping a nine-game point drought in the process. The 38-year-old had five goals and 23 points in 81 games with Toronto last year but he may be hard-pressed to approach those totals with an inferior Ottawa club.

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  • Senators' Ron Hainsey: Posts one point in six games

    Hainsey's been a fantasy non-factor so far, with his only point coming on Oct. 10 against St. Louis.

    Anyone who owns Hainsey is finding out the hard way that there's a major drop-off that comes with going from the high-flying Maple Leafs to the rebuilding Senators. Hainsey should be more productive as time goes on, but another 20-point season might be beyond his reach with this Ottawa squad.

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  • Senators' Ron Hainsey: Signs with Senators

    Hainsey signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract with Ottawa on Monday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

    At 38, Hainsey will be one of the oldest players in the NHL in 2019-20, but he hasn't shown any signs of slowing down over the past two years, putting up back-to-back 23-point campaigns while appearing in 161 of a possible 164 regular-season contests with the Maple Leafs. The 14-year veteran will likely step into a middle-pairing role with the Senators this season and should be able to crack the 20-point threshold for a third straight campaign.

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  • Maple Leafs' Ron Hainsey: Readying for Game 1

    Hainsey was back at Monday's practice after he was held out of Saturday's game against the Canadiens due to rest, Paul Hendrick of the Maple Leafs' official site reports.

    Hainsey -- who was held out of the regular-season finale -- was back at it Monday alongside Morgan Rielly on the Leafs' first pairing. The 38-year-old was able to produce 23 points in 81 games this campaign. He was also a force on the defensive side, racking up 91 hits and 144 blocks.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 210 lbs
Birthplace: Bolton, CT
Age: 40
Experience: 16
Shoots: Left