Lubomir Visnovsky D NYI 1 Month

Visnovsky (back) still has yet to return to practice, according to Newsday.

Visnovsky has skated on his own for the last three days but his back still isn't ready for contact. Visnovsky was a sleeper pick for Fantasy owners early in the draft season but due to his inability to stay healthy for any length of time and recent additions to the Islanders blue line, he may not quite be the asset he once was.

Lubomir Visnovsky D NYI 2 Months

Visnovsky (back) is expected to open the season on injured reserve, Newsday's Arthur Staple reports.

The Islanders hoped that Visnovsky would be ready for the beginning of the season, but it turns out he needs more time to recover from his back injury. It remains to be seen when he will be ready to make his regular season debut.

Lubomir Visnovsky D NYI 2 Months

Visnovsky (back) is expected to be ready for opening night on Oct. 10, according to Newsday.

While that's good news, it should also be taken with a grain of salt as Visnovsky has been injury plagued since being traded to the Isles and it would seem unlikely he will go through an entire season without hitting the IR at least once.

Lubomir Visnovsky D NYI 2 Months

Visnovsky, left Monday's practice with back spasms.

The team is calling Visnovsky day-to-day, but it's a bad sign that the injury-plagued veteran is already sidelined. He only played in 24 games last season, and racked up three goals and eight assists in the process.

Lubomir Visnovsky D NYI 2 Months

Visnovsky has completely recovered from the concussion that ended his 2013-14 season and reported to camp, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.

Visnovsky may not be the defenseman he once was but should still anchor the Islanders number one power play unit and could have some value as a fantasy player.

Lubomir Visnovsky D NYI 7 Months

Lubomir Visnovsky isn't out of the woods yet when it comes to his recovery from a concussion.

"Sometimes I feel good, sometimes not too well," Visnovsky said. "It's a long summer, four, five months, so hopefully I will be OK . . . [Retirement] is not for me yet. Think positive." Visnovsky had 11 points in just 24 games in 2013-14. He's dealing with his second concussion since the beginning of the campaign.

Lubomir Visnovsky D NYI 8 Months

The upper body injury to Lubomir Visnovsky is a recurrence of his concussion woes.

Visnovsky suffered a concussion in October and it was thought at the time that he would be out for the remainder of the season but he returned in February. There is no timetable for his return and with only three weeks left in the season and the Islanders going nowhere, the team could just shut him down for remainder of the season.

Lubomir Visnovsky D NYI 8 Months

Lubomir Visnovsky will not be in the Islander lineup Sunday against the Blue Jackets.

He is dealing with an upper-body injury that will keep him sidelined. Matt Carkner will dress in his place against Columbus. Consider Visnovsky day-to-day.

Lubomir Visnovsky D NYI 8 Months

Lubomir Visnovsky missed Friday's practice due to an upper-body injury.

Visnovsky will probably miss Sunday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. He should be regarded as day-to-day beyond that, but obviously just about any injury is potentially season-ending this late into the campaign.

Lubomir Visnovsky D NYI 10 Months

Lubomir Visnovsky scored on the power play and set up the other goal in a 5-2 loss to Colorado Saturday.

It was Visnovsky's first two points since returning to action six games ago after missing over three months with a concussion. The blueliner will get extra rest over the Olympic break as the Islanders will not allow him to play for Slovakia. He has two goals and five points with a minus-three rating in only 14 games this season. He is worth looking at the rest of the way in deeper pools as Visnovsky has always been an offensive force.