NYIFC Comments:#Isles Transaction: Dennis Seidenberg has officially agreed to terms on a one-year deal. pic.twitter.com/XGxD8uCmRg— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) September 28, 2016
Scott Mayfield has to clear waivers, and has a one-way deal. Adam Pelech can go to Bridgeport.
When you start thinking beyond Mayfield-Pelech, who was the next defensive call-up? The history here is a lot more than two defenders hurt at once during a season nor was Zidlicky/Strait replaced.
Almost always players 35 bought out, rarely surface better on another team. For a defense build on puck moving, Seidenberg will not be an improvement on Brian Strait when he played well, however his cup experience/physical play will help.
We have seen the track record here with these signings whether it be Eaton, Staios, Mottau, let's see if Seidenberg plays in a role suited to his game at age 35.
For now Seidenberg remains on team Europe in the finals of the World Cup of hockey, with Jaroslav Halak starting, and Greiss on roster.