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Visnovsky To Stay In Russia

Jan 07, 2013 9:17 PM EST

Defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky is planning to stay in Europe rather than return to the NHL and play for the Islanders, his agent confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com.

The 36-year-old, who was acquired by the Islanders via trade this summer, will remain in the KHL with Bratislava Slovan for family and personal reasons.

Via ESPN.com