According to reports, Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky has been skating with the team without a non contact jersey on.
The fact that he is not wearing a non contact jersey would appear to mean that he has been cleared for contact which would be the next step in his rehab. A recent article from Arthur Staple of Newsday suggested the defenseman could be back within the next two weeks.
Visnovsky has been out since October 19th after suffering a concussion in that game against the Hurricanes.
Being able to get Visnovsky back for the stretch run would be huge for this team. Not only would he help stabilize the top six especially now without Travis Hamonic but he would do wonders for the power play as well. A return from Visnovsky would also allow Andrew MacDonald's role to return to something that is better suited for him rather then being forced to be the Mr everything that he has been forced to be over the last couple months.