Found January 14, 2013 on
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 through Sheehy last week expressing his desire to remain in Europe. The Islanders can suspend Visnovsky for failing to report.
The KHL and NHL have an agreement that all players with NHL contracts are obligated to return to the NHL once the lockout is lifted.
Visnovsky's case might be the first legitimate test of the sincerity of the agreement.
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New York Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky is still not with the Islanders, but he is not playing for HC Slovan either as the situation continues to be unsettled. The Islanders have already suspended Visnovsky for not showing up for camp and remaining overseas, but on Tuesday, the KHL rejected Visnovsky's request to sign a contract with the HC Slovan because of the...
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...
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