Lubomir Visnovsky D NYI Dec 14 '78

Lubomir Visnovsky is away from the New York Islanders and won't play Tuesday night due to personal reasons.

According to Isles beat writer Arthur Staple, Visnovsky has returned home to Slovakia to deal with a "family tragedy." However, Staple says the matter has nothing to do with the health of his son, who had surgery in early February and was part of the reason Visnovsky was delayed in returning to the NHL. Staple reports Visnovsky is expected to return by the weekend, which means he'll miss at least two games.

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