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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hainsey won't take part in Saturday's regular-season finale against the Canadiens for rest purposes, Scott Wheeler of The Athletic reports.
Don't worry, Hainsey can still claim a clean bill of health for the entire 2018-19 season, as Saturday will mark his first game missed and it comes in the form of a rest day with the playoffs around the corner. He will finish off the regular season with 23 points -- five goals and 18 assists -- through 81 games and should be back in the lineup for the first game of the playoffs.
Hainsey scored a goal in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Canucks.
After a scoreless opening period, it wasn't until 12:28 of the middle frame that this one got its first goal, coming courtesy of Hainsey, who, for just the second time in his career, scored with his team down a man. The 37-year-old blueliner is enjoying a good run of late, picking up four points over his past five games. In 67 appearances, Hainsey has five goals, 20 points, and leads the league with a plus-37 rating.
Hainsey practiced with Morgan Rielly on Wednesday on the top Toronto pairing.
The switch actually happened mid-game Tuesday in a win over the Avs. Hainsey had lost his top-pair gig to newcomer Jake Muzzin when he arrived, but he looked comfortable back with Rielly on Tuesday. He won't help you from a fantasy perspective, and this may not last. Either way, the Leafs' blue line seems to be in flux again.
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