Lubomir Visnovsky awaits arbiter’s decision regarding his attempt to overturn his trade to the Islanders, and the latest on the Buffalo Sabres contract talks with Tyler Ennis.
YAHOO! SPORTS: Sean Leahy recently reported on defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky’s recent arbitration hearing to overturn his trade from the Anaheim Ducks to the NY Islanders. Leahy noted Visnovsky has been “saying the right things about the Islanders” since the trade, and wondered if the blueliner would “accept a second (legal) trade back to Long Island” if he should win his case, or finish the final season of his current contract with the Ducks.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: We should know the arbiter’s decision soon. Leahy poses an interesting question regarding Visnovsky’s intentions if he wins his case, but that would depend not only upon if he’d accept another trade, but if the Ducks would try to move him back to the Islanders, to another team he’d find acceptable, or just play out this season with him back in their lineup. The CBA negotiations and a possible lockout could also factor into it. Of course, all this become moot if the arbiter rules against Visnovsky.
THE BUFFALO NEWS: John Vogl reports a source said contract talks between the Sabres and RFA forward Tyler Ennis are continuing, adding CBA uncertainty isn’t putting a rush on the negotiations.