With the lockout curtailing hopes of starting another NHL season on time, some Islanders players have made job moves elsewhere.
Captain Mark Streit is heading back to his hometown to play for SC Bern of the NLA in Switzerland, as confirmed by the club. Also on the move was newly-minted Isle Lubomir Visnovsky, to play for SC Slovan Bratislava of the KHL, and Jesse Joensuu to Assat of the SM-liiga in Finland.
According to EliteProspects.com (which has an updated list of all lockout transactions),Frans Nielsen is also rumored to be heading to Finland, and there has been talk of Evgeni Nabokov entertaining offers from the KHL, but nothing’s set in stone yet. Stay tuned.