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Monday, January 14, 2013
Isles claim Finley

By Katie Strang

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

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.