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By Christian Arnold (@CA_NYHockey)
In wee hours of the morning the New York Islanders announced that they had signed defenseman Radek Martinek to a year deal.
The now 36-year-old defenseman spent last season with the Columbus Blue Jackets, but only played in seven games due to injury. Prior to that he had spent his entire NHL career with the Isles. Martinek can be an asset at the blue line, but he has been hampered by injuries over the course of his career.
Martinek is a depth signing for a team that lacks it on the defensive end. Especially with the situation with Lubomir Visnovsky, who still is a question mark if he’ll report to Islanders training camp.
The Visnovsky situation took another strange turn on Saturday.
Newsday’s Arthur Staple reported that the team had booked him a flight, presumable to New York, yesterday. But Visnovsky never got on.
It’s unclear where things will go from here. Staple believes this will now be a matte...
BEST OF MAXIM
The New York Islanders signed veteran defenseman Radek Martinek to a one-year deal Sunday, the opening day of training camp in the NHL. Martinek returns to the team that drafted him in 1999. Last season, he played in just seven games and had one point for the Columbus Blue Jackets because of a concussion. The 36-year-old Martinek has collected 22 goals and 82 assists in his...
from Katie Strang of ESPN NewYork,
Veteran defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky will not be reporting to Islanders training camp Monday for "personal reasons," his agent told ESPNNewYork.com.
His agent, Neil Sheehy, said he did not know whether Visnovsky will remain with the KHL's Slovan Bratislava, where he played during the lockout.
Visnovsky issued a statement...
Veteran defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky was not with the New York Islanders for the first day of camp on Sunday and was not expected to attend Monday either, creating a problem for the Islanders. He was staying away on Monday for "personal reasons," according to ESPN. Visnovsky is with the KHL's Slovan Bratislava and plans to play in its game in Prague on Tuesday...
With the new Collective Bargaining Agreement having been ratified and signed, hockey is officially back. The New York Islanders prepare to make their season debut again the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. But the home opener won’t come without some drama added to the mix. Some may remember that early on in the 2012 NHL Draft the Islanders...
Brenden Kichton (Spokane Chiefs)
One of the lessons I have learned over the years is to watch how a New York Ranger or New York Islander prospect responded after being turned into a non-factor in his previous game. In this case the player I watched was Brenden Kichton a Islander prospect but right now the captain of the Spokane Chiefs.
After scoring a power play goal against...
It seems with the NHLPA vote closing of 8:01 am today, the 'official' word may not be out quick enough for the players to return to their camps for physicals today. Therefore, it looks like physicals will begin on Sunday and camp for the New York Islanders will 'officially' begin on MONDAY. Oh, look. Don Fehr has made sure they lost yet another day.
On January 8th, I wrote this:
Yes, yes... as someone suggested yesterday after hearing that Lubomir Visnovsky would be staying in the KHL, a healthy Radek Martinek would be a good fit for the NY Islanders.
Low and Behold as Art Staple is at Iceworks this morning, who is skating with his old team but -- Radek Martinek. Martinek lives on Long Island and has been a familiar face...