Defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky will finally make his debut for the New York Islanders on Saturday against Buffalo, Newsday reported Friday.
Visnovsky, 36, had been suspended by the Islanders for failing to report to training camp. He had attempted to stay in the KHL for the rest of the season, but that attempt was thwarted.
Last summer, when he was acquired by the Islanders in an offseason trade with Anaheim, he tried to have the trade voided, but that was unsuccessful as well.
Now it appears he'll finally put on an Islanders uniform for a game after he passed his physical on Friday.
Visnovsky is expected to man the point of the Islanders' top power-play unit, according to the report.
Visnovsky had six goals and 21 assists for Anaheim last season, and he led all defensemen with 68 points (18 goals, 50 assists) in 2010-2011.