“(Visnovsky) will not be allowed to play in the KHL without the Islanders’ consent,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said in an email, according to Newsday’s Arthur Staple.
With the NHL season finally set to start, the Islanders appear ready to give a potential phenom a shot. But while doing so, they may have to move forward without a key acquisition.
Some of the NHL’s biggest stars are rushing to Europe with no end to the lockout in sight.
If there were any concerns about the state of the Islanders’ defensive prospects heading into last weekend’s draft, they’ve been addressed. And then some.
Two months after the end of another disappointing season, the New York Islanders got busy in the opening hour of the NHL draft as they try to rebuild the franchise.
The Anaheim Ducks look to continue their hot play Wednesday night when they welcome the Islanders, who look to avoid an eighth straight loss in the start of a West Coast swing.