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Isles claim Finley

1/14/2013

In wake of the Lubomir Visnovsky debacle, which is growing more nebulous by the day, the Islanders have claimed defenseman Joe Finley off waivers from Buffalo, a source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com

The hulking 25-year-old Finley (6-8, 247) provides the team another depth defenseman for training camp in the absence of Visnovsky, who remains in the KHL despite his contractual obligation with the Isles.

Finley, a former first-round pick by the Washington Capitals in 2005, had one goal, 4 assists and 81 PIM in 36 games with the AHL's Rochester Americans this season.