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Dennis Seidenberg to join Islanders after World Cup

Report: 35-year-old defenseman, playing for Team Europe, will sign one-year, $1 million contract

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Defenseman Dennis Seidenberg will sign a one-year, $1 million contract with the New York Islanders after the World Cup of Hockey 2016 ends, TSN reported Wednesday.

Seidenberg, a native of Schwenningen, Germany, is a member of Team Europe, which is playing Team Canada in the World Cup final in Toronto. Game 2 of the best-of-3 series is Thursday (8 p.m. ET; ESPN2, CBC, TVA, TVA Sports).

Seidenberg, 35, was bought out of the final two years of his contract by the Boston Bruins on June 30. He was a member of the Bruins' Stanley Cup-winning team in 2011; one of his teammates was Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk.

Seidenberg had one goal and 12 points in 61 games for Boston last season; he missed 21 games with injuries and his average ice time dropped below 20 minutes per game for the first time since 2007-08. He has 39 goals and 224 points in 758 NHL games with the Philadelphia Flyers, Phoenix Coyotes, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers and Bruins, and three goals and 21 points in 69 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

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