Feb 3, 2012; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky (17) during the first period against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Honda Center. Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

What I Missed: Lubomir Visnovsky Pleads Case, Loses

Note: “What I Missed” is a series of posts I’ll be making for the rest of the month of September to help look back at some of the more memorable news stories I couldn’t post about while I was on hiatus for the first half of the month. I will try to avoid re-covering topics that other Ducks Daily Blog writers wrote about. Since quite a bit of time has passed since some of these stories arose, many other blogs and news outlets have discussed them in depth. Therefore, rather than reiterate what’s already been said, in many cases I’ll simply give a quick description of what happened, a sentence or two on my thoughts, and then I’ll round up links from around the web from old articles that have already discussed the issue more in depth.

On September 4th, Lubomir Visnovsky finally pleaded his case in arbitration (as expected) to overturn his trade from the Anaheim Ducks to the New York Islanders. He claimed that he had a No Trade Clause in effect and that he should have had final say in whether that clause was waived to allow for a trade.

Here are some links announcing and discussing his hearing:

It took until September 12th for a ruling to be made, and the NHL upheld the trade that sent Visnovsky from Anaheim to New York.

News and opinion from around the web regarding the ruling:

We wish Lubo well in New York, and hopefully he can regain his form and end his career on a high note there.

Jer is sorry about all the news he missed. Follow him on Twitter @JerMeansWell.

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