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Team Slovakia’s general manager is not happy with the decision of New York Islanders to keep defense player Lubomir Visnovsky form playing in the Winter Olympics. Lubomir Visnovsky has played in the past 5 matches for the Islanders after he missed a large part of the season with concussion. The puzzling fact is that no one known why the Islanders have denied Visnovsky to play for his country.
Otto Sykora told that if this is possible, he could play, then he could play. It is hard to understand why he could not play given the fact that he is not injured. They would have accepted this if he would have injured. But the player himself has stated that he is not injured and he could play. But the team stated that they would not allow him to leave. This is really puzzled matter.
As for Lubomir Visnovsky, this is his very last scope to play for the national team. If he does not play, it would be very unlucky. He is same than Zdeno Chara and Visnovsky, big here in Slovakia. The whole thing is very different in Slovakia. Fifty percent people in the country do not have a job and half of them watch these games. The NHL players are like hero to them. This is just one opportunity to bring them all together in 4 years.
Marian Gaborik is already out of the team and now losing Lubomir Visnovsky would be a huge blow for Slovakia.