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Shouldn’t The Player Decide?

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Islanders Don’t Want Visnovsky Playing In The Olympics

from Arthur Staple of Newsday,

Lubomir Visnovsky says he still hasn't given up hope of trying to represent Slovakia at the Olympics next month, but the Islanders will not be allowing Visnovsky to go to Sochi.

"This is the first time in my life I don't do anything for three months," said Visnovsky, who had a vigorous skate at Madison Square Garden following the Islanders' morning spin Tuesday. "When you hurt your shoulder, you can ride the bike and be ready to skate. Right now for me, it's very tough.

"I'm looking for my first game back with the Islanders and be back in perfect condition -- after that, I try thinking about Olympics."

Even though Visnovsky was named to the Slovak roster for a fifth time earlier this month, Islanders general manager Garth Snow told Newsday that even if Visnovsky can return before the Feb. 9 Olympic break begins, the 37-year-old defenseman won't be going.

"As much as Lubo would like to represent his country and participate in the Olympics, our doctors and I are not comfortable with him going to play," Snow said.

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Visnovsky Extended By Islanders

UNIONDALE, NY (March 29, 2013) – The New York Islanders announced today that defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky has agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension.

Visnovsky, 36, has nine points (three goals and six assists) in 22 games with the Islanders this season. Through his first 22 games this season, Visnovsky has been on the ice for 34 of the 59 goals (58%) scored by the Islanders. He was acquired on June 22, 2012 from the Anaheim Ducks, in exchange for the Islanders second round selection in the upcoming 2013 NHL Draft.

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Visnovsky A No-Show At Islanders Camp

from Katie Strang of ESPN NewYork,

Veteran defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky will not be reporting to Islanders training camp Monday for "personal reasons," his agent told ESPNNewYork.com.

His agent, Neil Sheehy, said he did not know whether Visnovsky will remain with the KHL's Slovan Bratislava, where he played during the lockout.

Visnovsky issued a statement through Sheehy last week expressing his desire to remain in Europe. The Islanders can suspend Visnovsky for failing to report.

The KHL and NHL have an agreement that all players with NHL contracts are obligated to return to the NHL once the lockout is lifted.

Visnovsky's case might be the first legitimate test of the sincerity of the agreement.

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Visnovsky Staying In Russia

from Brett Cyrgalis of the NY Post,

I am thankful to the New York Islanders for being so good to me. My decision not to play in the NHL is due to family and personal reasons,” Visnovsky said in a statement released by his agent, Neil Sheehy. “I have made no decisions on next season. My focus now is on HC Slovan Bratislava, and enjoying my family in my home country.”

The Isles acknowledged Visnovsky’s decision, but had no comment on the issue last night. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said during the lockout that all existing contracts are expected to be honored once the new collective bargaining agreement is in place. That is expected to happen once the league and the Players’ Association ratify the agreement they reached in principle early Sunday morning.

It is not impossible once a league ruling comes down, Visnovsky will change his mind. He repeatedly has said over the past couple months he has nothing against the Islanders’ organization.

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Visnovsky Will Remain Islanders Property

from the New York Islanders, 

The New York Islanders announced today that an NHL arbitrator has upheld the June 22 trade that saw the club acquire defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a second round selection in the 2013 National Hockey League Draft.

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Visnovsky Files Grievance To Void Trade To Islanders

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Just Acquired Visnovsky May Play In The KHL

from Kevin Schultz of Islanders Point Blank,

Friday night at the Coliseum draft party, Islanders radio man Chris King interviewed the newly acquired Lubomir Visnovsky via phone from Europe. Visnovsky was at home in Slovakia and there’s now a chance that he may stay in Slovakia to play or even head to the KHL in Russia. The slovak website hokejportal.net snagged an interview with Visnovsky after he was acquired by the Islanders yesterday.

In the interview, Visnovsky says that he is weighing offers from both the KHL and from a team in his home country of Slovakia. He has not come to a decision as to where he will play in 2012-13 yet, but it appears that he is seriously considering the other offers. Here’s the Google Translate version of the pertinent questions:

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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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Ducks Lose Visnovsky To A Broken Finger

via Ducks PR department,

Ducks defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky suffered a broken finger on his right hand last night. The injury occurred late in the third period vs. Vancouver (hit with shot). Surgery will not be required. Visnovsky is expected to return to game action in approximately four weeks.

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Too Many Top Defensemen

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If you think that determining who the top goalie will be for fantasy teams this season is tough, wait until you attempt to sift through the number of defensemen who have been at or near the top of the scoring race the past couple seasons. I attempted to narrow down this list to five defensemen, but I had waaaay too difficult a time with that. Plus I’d be subjecting myself to far too much criticism from the masses! (By the way, I love the comments… keep ‘em coming.)

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Visnovsky Goes To Ahaheim

per TSN, Edmonton trades Lubomir Visnovsky to the Ducks for Ryan Whitney

added 4:16pm,

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for defenseman Ryan Whitney and a sixth-round selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

“Lubomir Visnovsky is a skilled defenseman with a proven track record,” said Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. “We feel this is a major addition for us, not only for our stretch drive but going forward.”

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Visnovsky Done For The Season

via TSN,

Less than a week after being placed on the injured list, Edmonton Oilers defenceman Lubomir Visnovsky’s season is over due to an upcoming surgery on his injured labrum.

The 32-year old will have surgery on his injured right labrum on Thursday. The procedure will be performed by Dr. Robert Balyk in Edmonton.

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Oilers Acquire Visnovsky From LA Kings

From TSN:

The Edmonton Oilers have acquired defenceman Lubomir Visnovsky from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for forward Jarret Stoll and defenceman Matt Greene.

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More details to come at the Edmonton Oilers website and on the LA Kings site.

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