Slovakia's Visnovsky out of Sochi Olympics

TSN.ca Staff
2/8/2014 10:40:16 PM
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The New York Islanders announced on Saturday night that veteran defenceman Lubomir Visnovsky has not been medically cleared to participate for Slovakia at the Olympics.

Visnovsky was re-evaluted by team doctors following Saturday night's 5-2 loss to the Colorado Avalanche and the decision was made.

"I'm honored to have been selected to represent Slovakia at the Sochi Games," Visnovsky said in a release. "I'm disappointed that I will not have this opportunity to compete for my country, but respect the decision the Islanders have made. I'm excited to watch Team Slovakia compete throughout the next two weeks and wish them all the best."

Visnovsky, 37, has only appeared in 14 games this season, where he has a goal and three assists.

This would have been Visnovksy's third Olympic Games.

Lubomir Visnovsky (Photo: The Canadian Press)


(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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