New York Islanders: Injuries Pile Up, Visnovsky Saga Continues

January 12th, 2013 by Mike Blazowski Leave a reply »
Well, to say the New York Islanders are in an ideal situation to start the NHL season would be slightly off base. Injuries have begun to take hold even before the first game of the season, and Lubomir Visnovsky continues to play games (it's not hockey—that's for sure).

Earlier today, it was reported that Josh Bailey is out two-four weeks with a knee injury. This is horrible timing for Bailey; after he elevated his play last year, many were looking for this to be his breakout year, as he would no longer weighed down by a group of players with limited offensive skills.

Then came other news that Jesse Joensuu will not be ready for camp this Sunday due to a groin injury. This is another bit of unfortunate timing. After Jesse had a very good World Championships last year and an awesome start to the season in Finland during the lockout, he suffered a wrist injury, sidelining him for more than a month. This was his chance to come back and prove he is an NHL-caliber player. No timeline was listed for his return.

Moving along on such positive notes, the Islanders had arranged for a flight to return Lubomir Visnovsky to the island to start training ca ...

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