Seidenberg has yet to play a game with the Islanders despite signing a contract Feb. 26. Under the best of circumstances, Seidenberg was unlikely to play for the Islanders, as he was no better than the team's eighth defenseman, and that was before the team called up Devon Toews and saw how well he could play. Seidenberg will be 38 years of age this summer and if he wishes to continue his NHL career, it will likely be with a team other than the Islanders.
Seidenberg signed a contract for the rest of the season with the Islanders on Sunday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports. Seidenberg had been on a PTO and has been practicing with the Isles all season long. The contract means that he will continue to provide the Isles with a veteran defenseman insurance policy, but the veteran is unlikely to play unless several injuries bog down the team's defense corps.
Although Seidenberg has yet to play a game this season for the Islanders, he is still skating with the team on a regular basis. The Islanders have kept Seidenberg around, either as insurance in case they were to suffer several injuries in a short period of time or as a favor so that he can stay in shape in case another team comes calling.
Seidenberg has been a healthy scratch for each and every game this season for the Islanders. Seidenberg has been the definition of a "break glass in case of emergency" player. At this point, it would seem the only way he gets into a game is if the Islanders were to lose two defensemen during the morning skate and not have any time to recall someone from Bridgeport of the AHL.
Seidenberg still hasn't played a game this season. Seidenberg is practicing with the team, but when the Islanders have needed a defensemen, they have gone with Luca Sbisa or top prospect Devon Toews from the AHL. Seidenberg may have already played his last game for the Islanders.
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