Islanders captain John Tavares issued a warning to the Washington Capitals after watching veteran teammate Lubomir Visnovsky crumple to the ice following a big check.
Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky’s status is uncertain for Game 5 of New York’s playoff series against the Washington Capitals on Thursday.
Kyle Okposo and Lubomir Visnovsky scored 51 seconds apart in the third period, and the New York Islanders beat Chicago 3-2 on Saturday night to snap the Blackhawks’ NHL-best, eight-game winning streak.
Boychuk, on the list retroactive to Nov. 27, has already missed three games because of a lower-body injury. Visnovsky’s move is retroactive to Nov. 28 due to an upper-body injury that has kept him out of two games.
Lubomir Visnovsky scored 1:55 into overtime as the New York Islanders outlasted the Toronto Maple Leafs in a wild 5-4 contest Thursday night.
According to a report, Lubomir Visnovsky, who has missed all but eight games this season due to a concussion, has been skating on Long Island while the Islanders have been on their current six-game road trip.
In addition to the players they have on Teams USA and Canada, the Tri-State Area NHL locals will be sending 10 additional players to the Games, representing Austria, Czech Republic, Norway, Slovakia and Switzerland.
Fresh off their first playoff appearance in six years, the Islanders have won just nine of their first 32 games. Logic suggests a substantial change should be coming, right?
If the Islanders are going to snap out of this funk, they must adopt an all-hands-on-deck mentality. I’ll say this, though, the kids have done their part.
The Islanders are where they are right now for one simple reason — and it has little to do with injuries. As far as success this season was concerned, the front office mismanaged this thing from the start.
Going into this week, the New York Islanders were already facing a substantial amount of adversity. That, however, would pale in comparison to what they’d have to deal with from that point on.
The Islanders have struggled a bit defensively in the early going and an injury to Lubomir Visnovsky has not made things any easier. They hope by adding veteran Radek Martinek they will begin to patch up some holes in their own end.
The Islanders might still have what to work on, but they have the depth and determination to pull through — something they have not had for a very long time.
He is the MVP favorite going into the season because no player means more to his team than Tavares. This team would be a bottom-dweller without him.
The New York Islanders are fortunate to have six hopeful Olympians, five of which will probably make the final cut to represent their respective countries. What impact does that have and what are their odds?