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Visnovsky locked out from Islanders, heads to Slovakia

Sep 17, 2012, 6:00 PM EDT

Curtis Glencross, Lubomir Visnovsky AP

You have to wonder if Lubomir Visnovsky feels conflicted during the lockout.

He had tried to get his trade from Anaheim to the New York Islanders overturned, but had that rejected. Now with the NHL locking out its players, Mattias Strozyk reportsVisnovsky is taking his talents back home to Slovakia during the work stoppage.

The offensive defenseman signed a lockout deal with HC Slovan Bratislava of the KHL for the duration of the lockout, however long that is. Visnovsky’s first game with the team will be on Saturday against Avangard Omsk.

Here’s to hoping Visnovsky can stay away from racing cars while he’s abroad and that he’ll actually want to come back and play for the Isles once the lockout is settled.

  1. bcisleman - Sep 17, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    Vis and his agent have both said repeatedly that it has nothing to do with the Islanders and that he’d be happy to play for them. I have no reason to not take him at his word. Problem for the Isles is that if the season is a wash, they still have to give up that 2nd rounder in what promises to be a deep draft. Isles have many reasons to want this lockout to be a short one. Vis is just one more.

  2. newyorkislanderfancentral - Sep 17, 2012 at 10:44 PM

    Joe Yerdon went to the Botta school of New York Islander coverage, nothing but blind unreasoning hate laced with negative commentary.

    Let’s see Yerdon write about how Doan spurned Cablevision and that Redden is now lockout out of his 5m a year that almost forced an AHL work stoppage with Avery.

    He will not because he knows he cannot bite the hand that feeds him, find anything negative about the Isles and run with it.

  3. newyorkislanderfancentral - Sep 17, 2012 at 10:46 PM

    Joe Yerdon went to the Botta school of New York Islander coverage, nothing but blind unreasoning hate laced with negative commentary.

    Let’s see Yerdon write about how Doan spurned Cablevision and that Redden is now lockout out of his 5m a year that almost forced an AHL work stoppage with Avery.

    He will not because he knows he cannot bite the hand that feeds him, find anything negative about the Isles and run with it.

    Funny when Martin signed a four year extension he could not be bothered.

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