Report: Isles re-sign Greene to meet expansion draft requirement
New York needed to ink at least one defenseman who meets the requirement for exposure by 5 p.m. ET on Saturday. Staple added that the Islanders submitted their list by the deadline, and Greene meets the criteria.
Greene who'll be 39 on Oct. 30, has played for the Islanders since they acquired him from the New Jersey Devils in February 2020. He spent his first 13-plus seasons with the Devils.
Under the rules for the expansion draft, each NHL team must expose two forwards, one defenseman, and one goaltender who are under contract for 2021-22 and played at least 40 games this past season or 70 combined contests over the last two campaigns.