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February 23, 2017 | 10:19am ET
Penguins acquire Hainsey from Hurricanes

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired defenseman Ron Hainsey from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for forward Danny Kristo and a 2017 second-round draft pick.

Hainsey, 35, is in the final year of his contract and can become an unrestricted free agent July 1.

He comes with a $2.5 million salary, though his cap hit is just over $2.833 million, of which the Hurricanes are paying 50 percent of as part of this trade.

In 56 games with the Hurricanes, Hainsey registered four goals and 10 assists for 14 points and 17 penalty minutes.

Originally drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the first-round (13th overall) in 2000, Hainsey has accumulated 49 goals and 201 assists for 250 points in 891 career games, to date, played with Carolina, Winnipeg/Atlanta, Columbus and Montreal.


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