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Visnovsky Traded To The Islanders

via Arthur Staples tweet,

#Isles have acquired D Lubomir Visnovsky from the Ducks for a 2013 2nd-round pick.

added 7:23pm,

UNIONDALE, NY (June 22, 2012) – The New York Islanders announced today that they have acquired Lubomir Visnovsky from the Anaheim Ducks, in exchange for the team’s second round selection in the 2013 National Hockey League Draft.

Visnovsky has played the last three seasons with the Ducks, totaling 108 points (29 goals and 79 assists) in 165 games. He had a career year with Anaheim during the 2010-11 campaign, when he scored 18 goals and 50 assists (68 points) in 81 games.

The 5’10”, 197-pound defenseman spent two seasons playing for the Edmonton Oilers from 2008-2010. Visnovsky scored 63 points (18 goals and 45 assists) over the two years in Edmonton. The Los Angeles Kings originally drafted Visnovsky, where he played seven years with the organization, accumulating 279 points (70 goals and 209 assists) in 499 games with the Kings.

 

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It could be that NYI traded 2rd pick for nothing… Visnovsky’s statement for Slovak press: “I’ll be honest, hockey is not the first priority for me anymore. I look at life differently. Death of Palo Demitra changed me, I appreciate time with family, kids more. It can be felt on the ice. I cannot say that I play bad but I’m not as much effective anymore. I have to find a spark. I have a contract for another year. I will see whether I’ll have a will to continue playing or whether not. I will decide during the summer.”

Original link: http://hokej.sme.sk/c/6430566/anaheim-vymenil-visnovskeho-do-new-yorku-islanders.html

Posted by Kower on 06/23/12 at 10:52 AM ET

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