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UPDATE: ESPNNewYork.com's Katie Strang confirms the New York Islanders have agreed to terms with Lubomir Visnovsky on a two-year extension worth $9.5 million. And the club is currently working to re-sign fellow veteran defenseman Mark Streit.
Sitting ninth in the East (tied with the eighth-place New York Rangers with 35 points), the Islanders are hoping to challenge for a playoff spot. Securing Visnovsky and Streit is part of that strategy.
Don't expect much activity from the New York Islanders between now and 3pm (ET), Wednesday, Apr. 3. According to Newsday's Arthur Staple, the Islanders will likely "stand pat" as far as major NHL transactions are concerned.
"... The Islanders are not close to winning right away, as the Penguins are. They also are not ready to dismantle and start over, as the Lightning, Panthers and Sabres have done. So in the short term, the Islanders will stay relatively the same. The only major addition, the likely signing of draft pick Anders Lee, will have to wait until Lee's Notre Dame squad completes its run in the NCAA Tournament, which begins Thursday ..."
The club is reportedly still interested in re-signing defensemen Mark Streit and Lubomir Visnovsky, and goalie Evgeni Nabokov.