Seidenberg signed a one-year contract with the Islanders on Monday. For the second straight season, Seidenberg was signed to a single-year deal; next season, he'll get a slight raise to $1.25 million compared to this year's $1 million. The blueliner had 22 points in 73 games, his highest total since notching 23 back in 2011-12.
Seidenberg registered an assist and four shots on net during Tuesday's overtime win against Nashville. It's been a bounce-back campaign for the veteran, as Seidenberg has posted five goals, 22 points and a plus-24 rating. Those numbers are serviceable in deep seasonal leagues, but with just 86 shots, 32 PIM and no power-play points, Seidenberg is far from a well-rounded asset. You'll likely want to aim higher in most settings.
Seidenberg scored a goal in a 5-4 win over the Stars on Thursday. The 35-year-old also skated to a plus-3 in the contest, bringing him up to an eye-popping plus-23 on the campaign. Also, while Seidenberg's 19 points aren't earth-shattering, it's his most since 2011-12 with the Bruins, so he seems to be having something of a renaissance in his first season in Brooklyn.
Seidenberg hasn't tallied any points in his last seven games. Seidenberg has been a better player than expected since signing with the Islanders during training camp. He only has one goal this season but does have 11 helpers. His value to the team has been as a stable veteran defender who for the most part won't make mistakes and will also allow several of their younger blue liners to get further seasoning in the AHL.
Seidenberg (jaw) has been activated from the team's injured reserve list and will be in the lineup for Thursday night's game in Washington. Seidenberg returns to the Islanders' lineup after missing the last seven games to injury. Despite playing in only 15 games so far this season, Seidenberg has managed four assists and a very respectable four goals from the blue line, albeit at an unsustainable 22.2% shot percentage. Either way, the Isles should be happy to have him back and fantasy owners should keep an eye on him to see if he can add to his solid point total.
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