Lubomir Visnovsky might not be back this week after returning to Slovakia Tuesday because of the death of a close friend's 13-year-old son.
He didn't play Tuesday night and isn't expected to play Thursday against the Rangers. Visnovsky may not be back for Sunday's match-up versus Washington either. According to reports out of Bratislava, Visnovsky's friend lost his son in a helicopter crash over the weekend. He has played well with the Islanders since joining the team with six points in 12 games.