Skip to content

Visnovsky travels with KHL team for Tuesday’s game

Jan 14, 2013, 10:39 AM EDT

Lubomir Visnovsky Getty Images

Lubomir Visnovsky‘s agent said he’d play for the New York Islanders if he has to, but it looks like he’s still holding out.

Visnovsky won’t join the Islanders Monday morning due to “personal reasons,” according to ESPN’s Katie Strang.

What are those personal reasons? Well it might be related to the fact that he’s traveling with the KHL’s Slovan Bratislava to Prague for their game on Tuesday, based on TV NOVA Sport’s Roman Jedlicka report.

The 36-year-old defenseman has has made it very clear that he’d rather play for Slovan Bratislava, but he’s still under contract with the Islanders. They still want him and recently booked him a flight, but Visnovsky didn’t get on the plane.

The Isladners can suspend Visnovsky if he refuses to play and either way, he might not be allowed to stay in the KHL.

“The KHL has repeatedly said that they will not permit him to play, so I guess we will have to see what happens,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said.

That contrasts KHL president Alexander Medvedev’s earlier statement that he will help any NHL player that decides to stay.

And so the saga continues.

Latest Posts
  1. ‘Canes hire ex-Florida assistant Morris for AHL gig

    Jul 3, 2015, 4:00 PM EDT

    Brings a wealth of success, experience at AHL, collegiate levels.

  2. Locked in: Columbus signs Saad to six-year, $36M deal

    Jul 3, 2015, 2:50 PM EDT

    150611_Saad Getty Images

    “This long-term commitment that assures he will be an important part of our team for years to come.”

  3. Larkin, Mantha in tough to make Red Wings roster, says Holland

    Jul 3, 2015, 2:37 PM EDT

    AnthonyMantha

    “They gotta come in and knock somebody out of the box.”

  4. Flyers sign Colin McDonald

    Jul 3, 2015, 2:12 PM EDT

    New York Islanders v New Jersey Devils Getty Images

    A one-year, two-way deal for the ex-Islander.

  5. Jets re-sign Maurice’s coaching staff

    Jul 3, 2015, 1:00 PM EDT

    Winnipeg Jets v Colorado Avalanche Getty Images

    Charlie Huddy, Pascal Vincent and Wade Flaherty all inked three-year extensions.

  6. Blues re-sign Allen for two years

    Jul 3, 2015, 12:46 PM EDT

    Jake Allen AP

    Expected to battle Brian Elliott for the starting role in St. Louis.

  7. Oilers sign McDavid to entry-level contract

    Jul 3, 2015, 12:23 PM EDT

    Connor McDavid AP

    “It’s an exciting time to be a part of this organization.”

  8. Quick hits: Caps give Bourque two-year, two-way deal

    Jul 3, 2015, 11:32 AM EDT

    Nashville Predators v Washington Capitals Getty Images

    Bobby Sanguinetti to Buffalo; Sharks grab Mark Cundari.

  9. Philly hires goalie coach Dillabaugh, formerly of Los Angeles

    Jul 3, 2015, 11:30 AM EDT

    Steve Mason AP

    Where he “contributed to the development of Jonathan Quick, Jonathan Bernier and Martin Jones.”

  10. Rangers sign ex-Sabres, Jackets forward Adam

    Jul 3, 2015, 10:46 AM EDT

    Luke Adam Getty Images

    The 44th overall pick at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

  11. Is it too early to get excited about Crosby vs. Ovechkin again?

    Jul 3, 2015, 10:20 AM EDT

    150703_SidneyCrosbyAlexOvechkin Getty Images

    Their supporting casts haven’t been this strong in some time.

  12. Senators hire André Tourigny as an assistant coach

    Jul 3, 2015, 9:20 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Kings v Colorado Avalanche Getty Images

    Pictured listening to Patrick Roy; he’ll next listen to Dave Cameron.

  13. Blues ink Brodziak, Harrold to one-year contracts

    Jul 2, 2015, 9:45 PM EDT

    Kyle Brodziak Kyle Brodziak

    Doug Armstrong dipped into the free agency pool Thursday evening for some depth signings.

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. M. Richards (2595)
  2. D. Hamilton (2126)
  3. P. Kessel (1952)
  4. S. Gagner (1920)
  5. Z. Kassian (1910)
  1. C. Talbot (1900)
  2. A. Sekera (1833)
  3. E. Etem (1831)
  4. R. O'Reilly (1788)
  5. A. Niemi (1754)