Isles seemed to pass on Lashoff and sent down a young puck-mover in De Haan. Brian Lee was recently sent to Binghampton of the AHL due to the large number of NHL quality defenceman the Sens have in their system. Should the Isles make a pitch for Brian Lee?
the problem is the Islanders have a lot of Dmen with 1 way contracts. A guy like Lee would be a welcome addition because you always need depth. The NYI in particular need the depth because it's only a matter of time before Martinek goes down with an injury. Sutton is getting up there in age and is coming off an injury plagued season so he's a risk as well.
I'd gladly take either Lee or Lashoff (or both) but there's just no room for them on the NHL club right now. Plus as Izzo said you have to trade for Lee & the NYI shouldn't be trading assets just yet.
With that said, and as much as I like him, I'd gladly dump Martinek in a second to add someone with some more durability.