James Wisniewski Traded From NY Islanders To Canadiens: 4th Team In Five Years

December 30th, 2010 by Scott Weldon Leave a reply »
American born offensive defenseman James Wisniewski was traded yesterday from the New York Islanders to the Montreal Canadiens for a second round pick in 2011 and a conditional fifth round pick in 2012.

The Islanders apparently are conceding that they are going nowhere this season.

They sit second to last in the Eastern conference ahead of only the free-falling Devils. After half a season, it looks like the Islanders are guaranteed another lottery draft pick in the 2011 NHL entry draft and have made their peace with that fact.

The injury to Mark Streit to begin the season left James Wisniewski as the only offensive defenseman playing for the Islanders. Despite that, they dumped his $3.25 million salary for draft picks.

Wisniewski instantly becomes the Canadien's leading offensive defenseman with 21 points in 32 games. He easily surpasses Roman Hamrlik's 16 points in 35 games.

Wisniewski addresses some pressing issues in Montreal: Andrei Markov is out with what might be a career threatening knee injury; Josh Gorges is day to day with a bad knee; 25 year old Alex Picard is having trouble with increased ice time in ...

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