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Visnovsky passes medical, could be in Isles lineup Saturday

Feb 7, 2013, 2:08 PM EDT

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All systems are go for Lubomir Visnovsky to make his New York Islanders debut.

Per Newsday’s Arthur Staple, the 36-year-old defenseman has passed his physical and will practice with the team Friday, opening the possibility he could play Saturday at home to Buffalo.

Visnovsky had been suspended by the Islanders for failing to report to training camp after he attempted (unsuccessfully) to stay in the KHL for the rest of the season.

In the summer, he tried to void the trade that sent him from Anaheim to Long Island.

  1. valoisvipers - Feb 7, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Another player going to Long Island yelling,kicking and screaming I don’t want to go there.

    • bcisleman - Feb 7, 2013 at 3:14 PM

      Only other player to kick and scream was Nabby and he’s quite content there now

  2. rushledger - Feb 7, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    Happened with Nabokov too but he’s cool with being there now. He shouldn’t complain too much the isles aren’t bad this year.

  3. islesjb - Feb 7, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Glad all of this BS is behind us. Did he kind of jerk the Islanders around? Yes. At the same time he’s been jerked around by the entire NHL over the last couple of years, being traded 3 times with a No Trade Clause in his contract. So all in all, maybe he didn’t handle the situation the best he could have but I can kind of see where he was coming from.

    Just play well consistently and all will be forgotten

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