Lubomir Visnovsky

D / Chicago Blackhawks / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None

Fantasy Points by Week

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    • Visnovsky Released From PTO With Hawks

      News: Lubomir Visnovsky was released from his professional tryout contract with the Blackhawks on Monday.
      Analysis: Lubomir Visnovsky was largely competing with the likes of Michael Rozsival for a third-pairing role with the Hawks in 2015-16. Chicago recently opted to sign Rozsival to a one-year deal, so it isn't a huge surprise that Visnovsky was unable to lock down a spot on the team's 23-man roster. The 39-year-old may draw interest from teams lacking depth at defense as a free agent, however.
    • Visnovsky Signs PTO With Hawks

      News: Lubomir Visnovsky signed a professional tryout contract with the Blackhawks on Wednesday and will attend their training camp, Dan Rosen of reports.
      Analysis: The 39-year-old Lubomir Visnovsky has been a quality contributor to the Islanders' blue line over the past three seasons, but has been unable to stay on the ice, playing in just 112 games over the past three seasons. He's effective as a puck mover and can contribute on the power play, but his lengthy history of concussions puts a damper on his value to the team. He'll have a chance to compete for the final defenseman spot in camp.
    • Isles Won't Bring Back Visnovsky

      News: Islanders GM Garth Snow said he "doesn't anticipate" Lubomir Visnovsky will be re-signed before he becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1,'s Pierre LeBrun reports.
      Analysis: Lubomir Visnovsky will be 39 years old in August and has suffered from a litany of injuries the last few seasons, leaving the Islanders inclined to give one of their younger blueliners a shake on the bottom pairing. Though he's not believed to be asking for more than a one-year deal, Visnovsky's price point was likely still far higher than the Islanders were willing to pay. Given his age and health concerns, don't expect Visnovsky to generate an overwhelming amount of interest from other teams.
    • Isles' Visnovsky Will Play This Season

      News: Lubomir Visnovsky's agent, Neil Sheehy, stated Tuesday that the defenseman will play in the NHL this season, according to
      Analysis: Lubomir Visnovsky had five goals and 20 points in 53 games last season. While the Isles could certainly use his presence at the point on the power play, his injury history would seem to necessitate that only on a team-friendly deal could an agreement be reached. The Islanders would seem to be better off giving the roster spot to Ryan Pulock, Griffin Reinhart, or Matt Donovan rather than an aging veteran like Visnovsky, who will turn 39 before the start of the season.
    • Isles' Visnovsky Not Signing In Europe

      News: Lubomir Visnovsky's agent has refuted a report that his client will sign to play in Europe next season, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.
      Analysis: Perhaps Lubomir Visnovsky has had a change of heart about leaving the best league in the world or perhaps this is just a negotiating ploy. Either way it would still seem unlikely that the Isles would be interested in his services as they have quite a few young players in their pipeline that deserve the playing time and don't have anywhere near the injury history of Visnovsky.
    • Isles' Visnovsky Could Be Headed To Austria

      News: Lubomir Visnovsky (concussion) is close to signing a deal to play in Austria next season, according to
      Analysis: Lubomir Visnovsky is a free agent who has suffered several concussions over the past couple of seasons and was probably not going to be re-signed by the Islanders. While the Isles will miss Visnovsky's offensive skills and especially his ability to quarterback the power play, this may end up being addition by subtraction.
    • Isles' Visnovsky Unsure About Playing Next Season

      News: Lubomir Visnovsky (concussion) is unsure about playing next season, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.
      Analysis: Lubomir Visnovsky had an up and down season with the Islanders. He was injured several times and was also a healthy scratch a more than once. With several young defenders that need playing time (including Griffin Reinhart and Ryan Pulock) the Isles may choose to go in a different direction even if Visnovsky decides he wants to continue his career next season.
    • Isles' Visnovsky Out Indefinitely

      News: Lubomir Visnovsky has been ruled out indefinitely with a suspected concussion, Newsday's Arthur Staple reports.
      Analysis: Lubomir Visnovsky was already ruled out for Thursday's Game 5 against the Capitals after failing to return to the ice for morning skate, and now it appears safe to rule him out for the remainder of the series, if not beyond. The blueliner missed 58 games last season with a concussion, and appeared to suffer another head injury that sidelined him briefly in Game 3 before the hit he took from Tom Wilson in Game 4 knocked him out for good. The 38-year-old will be a free agent after the season, and if he fails to return before the Isles' playoff run ends, it's possible his career could be over.
    • Isles' Visnovsky Out For Game 5

      News: Lubomir Visnovsky (undisclosed) will not play in Thursday's Game 5 against the Capitals, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
      Analysis: The Islanders haven't formally announced the nature or extent of Lubomir Visnovsky's injury, but it wouldn't be a surprise if he missed the remainder of the series after he took a jarring hit from the Capitals' Tom Wilson in Game 4 that bloodied the blueliner's face and quite possibly resulted in a concussion. Both Griffin Reinhart and Ryan Pulock will take part in pregame warmups Thursday, with coach Jack Capuano deciding thereafter which defenseman will replace Visnovsky on the third pairing.
    • No Update On Isles' Visnovsky

      News: Coach Jack Capuano declined to provide an update on Lubomir Visnovsky (undisclosed) following Wednesday's practice, ESPN New York's Katie Strang reports.
      Analysis: Lubomir Visnovsky left Tuesday's Game 4 in the second period after getting absolutely demolished on a hit by the Capitals' Tom Wilson. The Islanders haven't revealed the nature of his injury and likely won't have more information on the blueliner until he's formally evaluated later Wednesday. For the moment, it doesn't appear promising that he'll be able to play in Thursday's Game 5, which could open the door for top defense prospects Griffin Reinhart or Ryan Pulock to enter the lineup.
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