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Home-Bound Isles-a-Phobe: 'New York Islander' Lubomir Visnovsky prefers KHL Slovan Bratislava, thanks

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Same drill, different day.

Lubomir Visnovsky shoots on goal during his time as not an Islander.
Lubomir Visnovsky shoots on goal during his time as not an Islander.
Jeff Gross

Well, hell. I guess sometimes he really is just not that into you.

Lubomir Visnovsky is saying all the nice things -- and after nearly four months playing at home late in his hockey career (thanks, lockout!) you can at least get why he likes those dumplings. But the optics are he's rejecting the New York Islanders again.

He told his hometown KHL team Slovan Bratislava [rough Golden Pheasant-free translation here], then he told home country sports outlet sport.sme, and he had his agent tell Isles GM Garth Snow and Newsday Isles beatwriter Arthur Staple: Don't make me come back. I don't want to come back. It sure sounds like he's not coming back.

A statement is forthcoming, Staple tweets. [And $5 here.] And tolling, anyone?

Scratch on, scratch off, the mythical Lubomir Visnovsky. This saga has run on a tidy six months:

Except he's not.