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Lubomir Visnovsky | Defenseman

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (38) / 8/11/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 197
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Lubomir Visnovsky (back) is getting close to returning to the lineup, according to Islanders coach Jack Capuano.
He took part in another full practice Monday. Capuano said he would talk it over with the team's trainers when Visnovsky will be available to return. He hasn't played in 2014-15 because of back spasms. Oct 20 - 1:22 PM

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Lubomir Visnovsky (back) has skated for three straight days.

Visnovsky hasn't taken part in the Islanders' practices though, so we doubt his return is imminent. He's a great offensive defenseman when healthy, but he was limited to 24 games in 2013-14.
Oct 16 - 8:56 AM

The New York Islanders have placed Lubomir Visnovsky (back) on the injured reserve list.

Visnovsky was limited to just 24 games last season and at the age of 38, we can't help but be concerned about his ability to stay healthy in 2014-15. That being said, he's a great offensive defenseman when he does play.
Oct 7 - 12:04 PM

Lubomir Visnovsky (back) sat out practice again on Friday.

Visnovsky has been out of action since Monday when he left the ice during practice with back spasms. When healthy, he will quarterback the Islanders power play. He is questionable for the opener on Friday against Carolina.
Oct 4 - 8:37 AM

Lubomir Visnovsky (back) might still play in the Islanders' season opener.

Visnovsky left Monday's practice due to back spasms. He's a big part of the Islanders when healthy, but he was limited to 24 contests due to a couple concussions in 2013-14.
Oct 3 - 11:15 AM

Lubomir Visnovsky is dealing with back spasms.

Visnovsky left Monday's practice as a result and is day-to-day. Back problems are always concerning and it remains to be seen if this will keep him out of the season opener.
Sep 29 - 12:04 PM

Lubomir Visnovsky appears to be fully recovered from a concussion that cost him 58 games last season.

Visnovsky was supposed to anchor the power play last season but ended up with only 11 points in 24 games after suffering a couple of concussions last season. Look for the veteran to get 40-45 points with plenty coming with the man-advantage as the Islanders will have John Tavares and Kyle Okposo up front on the first power play unit.
Sep 20 - 10:46 AM

Lubomir Visnovsky could be a nice sleeper pick for the coming season, as the former 68-point blueliner will be off the radar after a concussion riddled 2013-14 season.

Visnovsky played in just 24 games last year accumulating 11 points. The 38 year-old will still be relied on for heavy minutes and to quarterback the power play for the Isles if he can stay healthy. The fiery Slovakian will also help usher in the new guard on the Isles blueline, including top prospects Griffin Reinhart and Calvin de Haan.
Aug 17 - 8:02 PM

Lubomir Visnovsky isn't out of the woods yet when it comes to his recovery from a concussion.

"Sometimes I feel good, sometimes not too well," Visnovsky said. "It's a long summer, four, five months, so hopefully I will be OK . . . [Retirement] is not for me yet. Think positive." Visnovsky had 11 points in just 24 games in 2013-14. He's dealing with his second concussion since the beginning of the campaign.
Apr 15 - 10:31 AM

The upper body injury to Lubomir Visnovsky is a recurrence of his concussion woes.

Visnovsky suffered a concussion in October and it was thought at the time that he would be out for the remainder of the season but he returned in February. There is no timetable for his return and with only three weeks left in the season and the Islanders going nowhere, the team could just shut him down for remainder of the season.
Mar 24 - 6:31 AM

Lubomir Visnovsky will not be in the Islander lineup Sunday against the Blue Jackets.

He is dealing with an upper-body injury that will keep him sidelined. Matt Carkner will dress in his place against Columbus. Consider Visnovsky day-to-day.
Mar 23 - 9:56 AM

Lubomir Visnovsky missed Friday's practice due to an upper-body injury.

Visnovsky will probably miss Sunday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. He should be regarded as day-to-day beyond that, but obviously just about any injury is potentially season-ending this late into the campaign.
Mar 22 - 10:59 AM

Lubomir Visnovsky scored on the power play and set up the other goal in a 5-2 loss to Colorado Saturday.

It was Visnovsky's first two points since returning to action six games ago after missing over three months with a concussion. The blueliner will get extra rest over the Olympic break as the Islanders will not allow him to play for Slovakia. He has two goals and five points with a minus-three rating in only 14 games this season. He is worth looking at the rest of the way in deeper pools as Visnovsky has always been an offensive force.
Feb 9 - 7:17 AM

Team Slovakia GM Otto Sykora was confused by the New York Islanders' decision to stop Lubomir Visnovsky from playing in the Winter Olympics.

Visnovsky missed a little more than three months due to a concussion, but he returned on Jan. 27 and has played in five straight contests. Even still, the Islanders prevented him from representing his country. "If it's possible he can play and he says he's okay, he can play, I really don't understand why he not can play," Sykora said. Sykora plans to make his case to Islanders GM Garth Snow Friday night. Slovakia is in a tough spot as it is because Marian Gaborik is sidelined.
Source: Toronto Sun
Feb 7 - 6:47 PM

Lubomir Visnovsky will not be participating in the 2014 Winter Games.

Visnovsky returned from a concussion on Jan. 27, but the Islanders still don't want him to play for Slovakia. "We just don't feel comfortable letting him go," Islanders GM Garth Snow said. That's a big blow for Slovakia, which will also be without Marian Gaborik. The nation has produced some star players, but they don't have a deep roster to fall back on.
Feb 7 - 9:54 AM

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2Matt Martin
3Cory Conacher
4Eric Boulton
5Brock Nelson
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Nikolai Kulemin
3Josh Bailey
4Cal Clutterbuck
D1Lubomir Visnovsky
2Johnny Boychuk
3Nick Leddy
4Calvin De Haan
5Travis Hamonic
6Thomas Hickey
7Matt Carkner
8Brian Strait
9Matt Donovan
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