Oct 19, 2013, 8:12 PM EDT
The New York Islanders announced that defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky‘s Saturday is over after he suffered a concussion in the first period against the Carolina Hurricanes.
The 37-year-old’s experience and offensive acumen partially explained why the Isles allowed blueliner Mark Streit to leave for free agency this summer, so it should go without saying that losing “Lubo” would hurt badly.
Injuries have been a regular problem for the speedy veteran, but concussions haven’t been the issue very often; he missed six games in 2003-04 with a concussion, but that’s all that can be found in the Hockey News’ history of his issues.
It’s unclear if the play that injured Visnovsky involved a hit that the league should look at.
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