Lubomir Visnovsky agrees to deal with Islanders

Lubomir Visnovsky of the Islanders celebrates his second-period

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Lubomir Visnovsky of the Islanders celebrates his second-period goal against the Montreal Canadiens. (March 21, 2013) (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

PITTSBURGH -- Lubomir Visnovsky wasn't exactly eager to join the Islanders this season. But late Friday night he agreed to be an Islander for the next two seasons.

Visnovsky and the Islanders agreed to a two-year, $9.5-million contract extension, ending a very short and productive negotiation between general manager Garth Snow and the veteran defenseman.

The trade deadline is Wednesday,...

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