The Islanders claimed hulking D-Man Joe Finley off waivers from the Buffalo Sabres today. Finley stands 6'8 and 250 lbs. The move creates a nice Third pair option of Matt Carkner and Finley or Finley and Jon Landry, since Lubomir Visnovsky was suspending for failing to report to the Islanders by 10 am this morning.

Finley's career numbers can be found here.

Below is video of Finley scrapping with new teammate Matt Martin. 

In related news the Isles have waived Ty Wishart, Sean Backman, Matt Watkins and Nate McIver with the purpose of sending them back to Bridgeport. I expect none to be claimed.