Lubomir Visnovsky's trade OK

Updated: September 12, 2012, 3:05 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | ESPNNewYork.com

Lubomir Visnovsky will be a New York Islander.

The league announced Wednesday that an arbitrator has upheld the June 22 trade that sent the veteran defenseman from the Anaheim Ducks to the Islanders in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2013 NHL draft.

Visnovsky had filed a grievance through the players' association in July, contending that the trade should be voided because he still had a no-trade clause and the Ducks had not asked for his permission to waive it.

Visnovsky played his last three seasons with Anaheim and amassed 108 points in 165 games. He had his best year in 2010-11 when he scored 18 goals and notched 50 assists.

The Islanders acquired Visnovsky in order to get some more offense and power-play help from their blue line.

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