Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Witt on waivers

The Islanders have placed veteran defenseman Brendan Witt on waivers. The soon to be 35 year-old physical blueliner has been sidelined with a lower body injury since Jan.9. In 42 contests this seeason, he's 2-3-5 including a game-winner along with 45 penalty minutes and a minus-18 rating.

Since signing four years ago, Witt's been a solid citizen providing leadership in the Isles' room. With the development of Andrew MacDonald and Jack Hillen's improvement, perhaps he became the odd man out. He does have one more year left on his contract, due $3 million in '10-11. Unless another team takes him, it looks like he'll be reassigned to Bridgeport.

Angie of NYIslesScene has more on this move.

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