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Penguins acquire defenseman Ron Hainsey from Hurricanes
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:15:08 +0000
Pittsburgh, PA, United States (4E Sports) - The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired defenseman Ron Hainsey from the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday.
The Penguins shipped a second-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft and minor league forward Danny Kristo to the Hurricanes for Hainsey.
The move coincided with news that Pittsburgh defenseman Kris Letang is day to day with an upper-body injury and defenseman Trevor Daley will miss six weeks after knee surgery.
"It's a little bit of a challenge, but I don't think it's anything that's overwhelming for our team," Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said.
"I think we have a good veteran group. I think our guys have a real understanding of how we're trying to play. I think there's a real clear vision in here on how we want to play down to the details," he added.
The 35-year-old Hainsey could make his debut with the Penguins in the 2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game against the Philadelphia Flyers at Heinz Field Saturday.
Hainsey has 14 points (four goals, 10 assists) in 56 games with the Hurricanes this season.
In 14 NHL seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, Columbus Blue Jackets, Winnipeg Jets/Atlanta Thrashers and Hurricanes, Hainsey has 250 points (49 goals, 201 assists) and averaged 21:08 in 891 games.
Kristo, 26, has yet to play in the NHL. He had 11 points (six goals, five assists) in 32 games for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League.