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Report: Visnovsky contract could be ‘done soon’

Mar 29, 2013, 3:52 PM EDT

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Veteran defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky could have a new contract with the Islanders “done soon,” according to Newsday’s Arthur Staple.

Staple tweeted early Friday afternoon that multiple sources were telling him negotiations have been “very positive.”

Visnovsky, 36, has nine points in 22 games this season — a season he started late, citing a family matter in his native Slovakia.

You may also recall last summer when Visnovsky tried to void the trade that sent him from Anaheim to Long Island.

But all that sounds like water under the bridge, as the Isles find themselves right on the verge of a playoff spot, not to mention close to getting a commitment from a guy that once — sorry, make that twice — fought to stay away.

  1. bcisleman - Mar 29, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    Visnovsky insisted all along that he had no problem with the Isles. Maybe he really meant it, ya think?

  2. desertfan - Mar 29, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    B**lsh** walks and cash talks!!

  3. jdrew506 - Mar 29, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Great news for the islanders. Now all they need to do is move out of that building and maybe players will want to come and play for them.

    • source7769 - Mar 29, 2013 at 6:21 PM

      they already signed to move to Brooklyn in 2015 they are trying to get out of this lease and go a yr early

  4. jdrew506 - Mar 29, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    Yes I know I was just saying that they needed to do it. Should have been able to leave when they found aspestis (however it is in Nassau.

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