Report: Former Islanders defenseman Visnovsky opts to play in KHL

Former New York Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky is returning home to play hockey.
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Former New York Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky will continue his hockey career in the Kontinental Hockey League.

Visnovsky elected to sign a one-year deal with Slovan Bratislava, according to Igor Eronko of Sport-Express. The 39-year-old played with his hometown team prior to coming over to the NHL, as well as during a pair of work stoppages by the league.

Visnovsky attempted to continue his NHL career on a professional tryout contract with the Chicago Blackhawks, who cut him following training camp prior to this season.

Visnovsky scored five goals and set up 15 others in 53 games in 2014-15 with New York. He also played in only four contests of the team's first-round series with the Washington Capitals.

Visnovsky collected 128 goals and 367 assists in 883 career games with the Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers, Anaheim Ducks and Islanders.