Help is on the way for the New York Rangers, who are turning overseas for some additions to their roster.
Veteran defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky was suspended by the New York Islanders.
Veteran defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky will not be reporting to Islanders training camp Monday for "personal reasons", his agent told ESPNNewYork.com.
Multiple reports have speculated that Ilya Kovalchuk is considering whether to stay in his native Russia rather than return to his NHL club, the New Jersey Devils, once the lockout ends.
Veteran defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky is planning to stay in Europe rather than return to the NHL and play for the New York Islanders, his agent confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com.
Nail Yakupov, the first overall pick in the 2012 NHL draft, has been suspended from playing in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League while an international turf war wages on over his status.
Another floodgate may have opened for the contingent of NHL players headed overseas during the lockout.
On the heels of the NHL lockout that began Sunday, New Jersey Devils star Ilya Kovalchuk is headed home to his native Russia to play hockey during the work stoppage.
Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello is headed to Russia, a source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com.
Sean Avery cleared waivers Saturday at noon and will head to the American Hockey League -- at least for now.