The Pittsburgh Penguins moved fast on Thursday morning after losing a key defenseman to knee surgery.
Trevor Daley, who is second on the Penguins in average ice time at 20:18, will miss six weeks after arthroscopic surgery to his left knee. Daley last played just 8:34 against the Carolina Hurricanes on Feb. 21, after he was injured in the first period.
Defenseman Ron Hainsey played 24:09 in that game. Turns out it’s his last game with the Carolina Hurricanes this season, as Hainsey is now a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Hainsey was sent to Pittsburgh for a 2017 second-round draft pick and minor-league forward Danny Kristo, 26, who is in his fourth year in the AHL. The Charlotte Checkers will be his third AHL team this season, having played for both the Chicago Wolves and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in 2016-17. He’s a UFA after this season.
So is Hainsey, 35, which is one reason the Penguins snaggedRead More »from Penguins acquire Ron Hainsey, lose Trevor Daley for six weeks