News: The Islanders placed Joe Finley (unspecified injury) on the team's IR list Monday.
Analysis:Joe Finley hasn't played in a game since March 22. The defender has played in 16 games this season, registering just one point (one assist) with a minus-5.
News:Joe Finley was claimed off waivers by the Islanders on Monday, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.
Analysis: The Islanders lack depth on defense and have next to nobody who can push people away from the front of the net. If Joe Finley can make the team, his 6-7, 245-pound frame could alleviate some of that problem.
News:Joe Finley has been sent back to Rochester of the AHL, The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis:Joe Finley had a chance to stick even with Christian Ehrhoff returning, but when it was announced that Robyn Regehr would also return from injury Tuesday, Finley had to head back to Rochester. In his latest stint, he was able to get into a game against the Blues on Saturday and ended up in a fight, picking up five penalty minutes to go with his 6:48 total ice time.
News: The Sabres recalled Joe Finley on Saturday, according to the team's official Twitter page.
Analysis:Joe Finley played in three games with the Sabres in early December but did not record a point. He will add some depth to the blue line after Brayden McNabb suffered a concussion Friday night.
News: The Sabres recalled Joe Finley from AHL Rochester on Tuesday, according to the team's official website.
Analysis:Joe Finley was just sent down Sunday, but the Sabres decided to bring him back up in case Jordan Leopold (upper body) is unable to play in Wednesday's game against the Flyers.
News:Joe Finley has been reassigned to Rochester of the AHL, the Sabres' official site reports.
Analysis:Joe Finley was recalled on Nov. 30 and saw a total of 15 minutes of ice time over two games. He had a team-high 57 PIMs with Rochester before the call-up, but he failed to earn any PIMs with the Sabres.
News: The Sabers have called up Joe Finley from AHL Rochester, just two days after signing him to a multi-year deal, WGR 550 Sports Radio reports.
Analysis: The 6-foot-8 blueliner has a team high 57 PIMs with the Rochester Americans and a plus-10. He'll fill in for an injured Jordan Leopold and add some grit to a Sabers team that was heavily criticized for not responding to Milan Lucic's questionable hit on Ryan Miller.
News:Joe Finley signed a multi-year contract with the Sabres on Monday, the Sbres' official site reports.
Analysis:Joe Finley has played 18 games with Rochester of the AHL this season and currently leads the team with 57 PIMs.