Found January 07, 2013 on The Hockey Guys:
By Christian Arnold (@CA_NYHockey) Getty Images With the absurdity that was the NHL lockout finally over, there will be a lot of questions for the New York Islanders to deal with once training camp opens. Will Ryan Strome and Griffin Reinhart be with the team this season, will they amnesty Rick DiPietro, what shape will the players be when they report, and so on. The most intriguing question, at least in the short term, is how will the AHL hold up now that the lockout is over. For some teams it won’t be as much of an issue, but for the Isles farm team, and others like them, it could leave some gaps. Off the bat the Bridgeport Sound Tigers will lose Nino Niederrieter, who has 33 points (17 goals, 16 assists) in 33 games for the Sound Tigers, and Travis Hamonic. Though Hamonic has already been out since December 2, but will resume skating on Monday according to Newsday. Hamonic may not be the only player that Bridgeport losses on the defensive end. Before the league locked out, it wa...

Lubomir Visnovsky refuses to report to Islanders, opts to stay in the KHL

With the lockout ending, players are traveling from all over the globe back to their teams ahead of training camp. One player that has opted not to report is New York Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky.   Visnovsky has been playing for Slovan Bratislava of the Kontinental Hockey League during the work stoppage and announced today that he would be staying with them for...

Visnovsky Staying In Russia

from Brett Cyrgalis of the NY Post, I am thankful to the New York Islanders for being so good to me. My decision not to play in the NHL is due to family and personal reasons,” Visnovsky said in a statement released by his agent, Neil Sheehy. “I have made no decisions on next season. My focus now is on HC Slovan Bratislava, and enjoying my family in my home country.” ...

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