Signed as a free agent with the Islanders on July 2, 2010. Signed a one-year contract extension on January 5, 2011.
Selected by the Boston Bruins in the eighth round (241st overall) of the 2001 National Hockey League Entry Draft...Traded to the Washington Capitals for a fourth-round choice in the 2008 Draft (later traded to the Calgary Flames - Calgary selected T.J. Brodie) on February 1, 2007...Traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets with Chris Clark for Jason Chimera on December 28, 2009...Traded to Washington for a conditional draft choice on March 3, 2010
Recorded career highs in goals (4), assists (13) and points (17) in 46 games during his sixth season in the NHL and his first with the Islanders...Recorded four multi-point games, including a three-point game on Oct. 16 vs. Colorado…Made his Islanders debut in the season opener on Oct. 9 vs. Dallas…Scored his first two goals of the season, incuding a short-handed goal, just 4:55 apart in the second period on Oct. 16 vs. Colorado…Suffered a hamstring injury on Oct. 29 vs. Montreal…Returned to the lineup on Dec. 16 after missing 18 games…Signed a one-year contract extension on Jan. 5…Had a three-game assist and point streak (1g/3a) from Jan. 11-Jan. 15…Suffered an upper body injury on Jan. 17 vs. New Jersey and missed eight games, returning to the lineup on Feb. 5 vs. Ottawa…Had a goal and an assist on Feb. 13 at Buffalo…Suffered a groin injury on Feb. 22 at Toronto and missed five games…Missed the final seven games of the season with a lower body injury.
2009-10: Split the season between Washington and Columbus, while being involved in a pair of trades between the two clubs...Totaled seven points (1g/6a) and 24 penalty minutes in 44 games...Registered 88 hits and 59 blocked shots while skating an average of 17:40 per game...Was sidelined the last two months of the season with an injury...Started the season with Washington and had a plus-seven rating through his ﬁrst 11 games, without a minus game...Traded to Columbus on Dec. 28...Scored his only goal of the year on Feb. 6 vs. Buffalo...Had three points (1g/2a) and was plus-two in the six games prior to the Olympic break...Traded back to Washington on Mar. 3 with hopes that he would recover in time for the playoffs. 2008-09: Established career highs in points (14) and assists (11), ﬁnishing second among Washington defensemen in points...Played in a career-high 79 games, which was ﬁrst among Washington defensemen and tied for fourth on the team...Finished the season with a plus-one rating...Seven of his 14 points came in the third period (1g/6a)...Team was 10-3-0 when he had a point...Finished first on the team in blocked shots (131) and second in hits (157)...Appeared in his 200th career game on Oct. 16 at Pittsburgh...Had two assists vs. NY Islanders on Dec. 4...Tallied three goals on the season, including the game-winner at Toronto (12/6)...Tied a career high when he took ﬁve shots vs. Tampa Bay on Mar. 27. 2007-08: Ranked second on the Capitals in blocked shots (107) and third in hits (151)...Played 75 games and posted nine points (1g/8a)...Lone goal was a power-play goal and came in the home opener on Oct. 6 vs. Carolina. 2006-07: Played in 30 games for Washington after his acquisition from Boston on Feb. 1...Skated more than 20 minutes 29 times...Led Washington defensemen in ice time 19 times and led the team on 14 occasions...Had nine points (2g/7a) with Washington, three times as many as he had in 40 games with Boston (2g/1a)...Averaged 23:08 of ice time with the Capitals, which would have ranked second on the team over the course of the season...Skated at least 19:30 in every game with Washington...Played an average of 10:42 in Boston...Played in his 100th NHL game on Feb. 21 vs. San Jose. 2005-06: Skated in 51 games for Boston during his rookie campaign and registered 11 points (6g/5a)...Made his NHL debut on Oct. 8 vs. Pittsburgh...Notched his ﬁrst NHL point with an assist on Nov. 25 vs. Philadelphia... Scored his ﬁrst NHL goal in a two-goal effort vs. Tampa Bay on Jan. 1...Scored a career-high two goals in consecutive games (Jan. 7 vs. Tampa Bay, Jan. 10 vs. San Jose)...Recorded seven of his 11 total points (2g/5a) on the season in an eight-game span (Jan. 7-23)...Had two stints with the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League), tallying three assists and eight penalty minutes in seven games...Did not dress in nine games and missed 10 games with a shoulder injury. 2004-05: Spent the season in Providence, registering 23 points (6g/17a) and 92 penalty minutes in 79 games. 2003-04: Began the season in Boston, but did not dress for seven games before being sent to Providence on Oct. 23...Tallied 17 points (5g/12a) and 52 penalty minutes in 73 games with Providence.
2009: Scored two goals in 14 Stanley Cup Playoff games with Washington...Was second on the team in hits (52) and blocked shots (20) in the playoffs...Finished second among Washington defensemen and third on the team at plus-6...Scored his first career playoff goal in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Quarter Finals against the NY Rangers. 2008: Made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut and played in all seven of Washington’s ECQF games against Philadelphia, recording six penalty minutes. 2005: Played in a career-high 17 Calder Cup Playoff games with Providence, scoring one goal with three assists. 2004: Made his professional playoff debut, playing in two Calder Cup Playoff games with Providence and tallying one assist.
Appeared in 180 career games with the Halifax Mooseheads (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League), posting 19 goals and 34 assists for 53 points with 216 penalty minutes in three seasons. 2002-03: Enjoyed his best season of junior hockey, posting career highs in goals (15), points (28) and penalty minutes (102) for Halifax. 2001-02: Notched a Juniors career-high 16 assists with Halifax. 2000-01: Played a career-high 68 games as a rookie with Halifax.
2011: Represented Slovakia at the World Championships in Slovakia, recording two assists in six games. 2010: Played in seven games for Slovakia at his second Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, helping his team to a fourth place finish. 2007: Recorded one goal and one assist in seven games with Slovakia at the World Championships. 2006: Notched one assist and eight penalty minutes in six games with Slovakia at the Olympic Winter Games in Turin…Skated for Slovakia at the World Championships, registering three points (2g/1a) and eight penalty minutes in seven games. 2003: Took the ice for Slovakia at the 2003 World Junior Championships. 2002: Tallied one goal and one assist with 14 penalty minutes at the WJC.