NHL News: WE HAVE OURSELVES A TRADE INVOLVING AN NHL PLAYER!!! Carolina sends Ron Hainsey to Pittsburgh. They retain 50% of Hainsey’s salary, and receive a 2017 second rounder and AHL forward Danny Kristo. This was a pretty nice job by Carolina, because all due respect to Ron Hainsey, but… probably not worth a second rounder? This was definitely a trade borne of Pittsburgh’s slew of injuries on the blue line. Gotta do what you gotta do.
Also, Kevin Shattenkirk keeps turning trades down. We’ll keep you updated on this front.
Night at a Glance:
Injuries: Niklas Hjalmarsson (CHI, undisclosed)
Milestones: 100 goals for Sean Monahan (CGY), 300 points for Michael Frolik (CGY)
Hat tricks: Filip Forsberg (yes, again!), Patrick Kane