Hayes is expected to be back in the Bruins’ lineup on Wednesday.
Hayes has been a healthy scratch for the last two games, but it looks like he will be back in the lineup tonight in Montreal. After posting 19 goals in 72 games with the Panthers last season, Hayes has just four goals in 24 games in his debut season with the Bruins—that puts him on pace for 12 goals in the same amount of games.
The Panthers and Jimmy Hayes avoid arbitration by minutes and agree to terms on a one-year, one-way deal.
After coming over from the Blackhawks, Hayes posted 11 goals and seven assists (18 points) in 53 games with the Panthers last season. Hayes will fight for a spot in the Panthers bottom-6 that has become increasingly crowded after a number of offseason signings.
The Florida Panthers traded Kris Versteeg and Philippe Lefebvre to Chicago for Jimmy Hayes and defenceman Dylan Olsen on Thursday night.
Hayes was originally drafted 60th overall (2008) by Toronto but has been in the Blackhawks' system since 2010-11. He has played 43 games over three seasons with Chicago, registering six goals and 13 points. In 13 games with Rockford (AHL) this season he has four goals and eight points.