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Lubomir Visnovsky reportedly to make Isles debut

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10:18 AM ET 02.09 | Lubomir Visnovsky had an idea what his reception from the fans at Nassau Coliseum for his Islanders debut might be like Saturday night. "Big win, big win!" Visnovsky said. "That's it." He was kidding around, but that little joke showed the 36-year-old defenseman is not coming to his new team with any sort of hesitation or closed-off approach. That will go a long way toward his blending into a locker room he was to have joined when the shortened season began nearly a month ago. But in January, Visnovsky declared his intention to stay in Slovakia to be close to his son, who will have an unspecified surgery in the next few days. After the KHL said Visnovsky could not stay and play for HC Slovan Bratislava, the team he joined during the lockout, he relented and finally arrived in the United States on Wednesday. He passed his physical Thursday and had his first practice with the Islanders on Friday. Visnovsky will make his debut Saturday night against the Sabres, according to two sources.

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Lubomir Visnovsky, Jeff Vinnick/NHL/Getty Images Lubomir Visnovsky, Jeff Vinnick/NHL/Getty Images
February 9, 2013  10:25 AM ET

The Isles don't need Lube to screw the Sabres.

February 9, 2013  10:26 AM ET



Just for fun.....

February 9, 2013  10:27 AM ET

And a little more fun....

February 9, 2013  10:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Just for fun.....

Almost forgot the Habs have the Toronto Kessels on the menu this evening...

February 9, 2013  10:38 AM ET
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Undefeated.....

February 9, 2013  10:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Almost forgot the Habs have the Toronto Kessels on the menu this evening...

If we're lucky it'll be on HNIC. :-)

I know we hardly ever get to see the Leafs but we can hope.

February 9, 2013  10:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Almost forgot the Habs have the Toronto Kessels on the menu this evening...

Don't mock him GB. He's on pace for 4.36 goals this season.

February 9, 2013  10:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

And a little more fun....

he beat up an old man...

February 9, 2013  10:55 AM ET
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he beat up an old man...

He was young enough to spear Perry in the groin. :-)

February 9, 2013  10:57 AM ET

Lubo to make Isles debut? Really?

Who do they think this guy is? Bobby Orr?

February 9, 2013  12:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

If we're lucky it'll be on HNIC. :-)I know we hardly ever get to see the Leafs but we can hope.

Dare to dream...

February 9, 2013  12:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Dare to dream...

Star light, star bright,
The first star I see tonight;
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the wish I wish tonight.

February 9, 2013  01:50 PM ET
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If we're lucky it'll be on HNIC. :-)I know we hardly ever get to see the Leafs but we can hope.

my gf is ecstatic. She lives in Ottawa and doesn't have RDS at her place, so she hasn't been able to catch any Habs games, apparantly even she (who watches like 3 games per season) has noticed that CBC only bought rights to the Leafs.

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February 9, 2013  09:39 PM ET

GO FLAMES GO !!!

February 10, 2013  01:24 AM ET
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Undefeated.....

LOL...lest we forget.

February 10, 2013  09:36 AM ET
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GO FLAMES GO !!!

LMFAO - Even TGO felt sorry for you last night.

February 10, 2013  12:16 PM ET
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The Isles don't need Lube to screw the Sabres.

Man there are just too many set ups fro brown puddle references today. I'm out of here

 
February 10, 2013  12:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

LOL...lest we forget.

Didn't know Canuck became a Hawks fan

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