The Lubomir Visnovsky trade from Anaheim to the New York Islanders is now officially valid, reports TSN's Darren Dreger. The deal, which had a no-move clause that caused a review, was made all the way back in June at the 2012 NHL Draft.
Visnovsky, a 35-year-old defenseman who scored six goals and 21 assists in 68 games last season, went to the Islanders in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2013 Draft. Visnovsky has one year remaining on a five-year contract dating back to the 2008 season. The cap hit - $5.6 million - is actually larger than the $3 million owed to Visnovsky in the final year of the deal.
USA Today reports that the concern regarding the no-trade clause centered around a greivance Visnosvky filed after being traded from Edmonton to the Ducks in 2010.
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