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OILERS AT THE WORLDS

Visnovsky named to Slovakia's Olympic team

Oilers defenceman participates in his third Olympic games

Tuesday, 29.12.2009 / 12:12 PM / Oilers at the Worlds
By edmontonoilers.com staff
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Visnovsky named to Slovakia\'s Olympic team
HALIFAX, CANADA - MAY 10: Lubomir Visnovsky #17 of Slovakia scores the deciding goal on Andrej Hocevar #1 of Slovenia during the shootout period at the IIHF World Ice Hockey Championship qualification round at the Halifax Metro Centre on May 10, 2008 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Slovakia defeated Slovenia 4-3 in a shootout. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
Oilers defenceman Lubomir Visnovsky was named on Tuesday to Slovakia's entry for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, BC.

The Olympics will be the third in Visnovsky's career, having previously played in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah and 2006 in Torino, Italy.

In 2002, Slovakia finished 13th and in 2006 they had a much better showing, finishing in 5th spot.

Visnovsky had three points in three games (one goal) in the 2002 Olympics, with a +3 rating. In 2006, he had two points in six games (one goal) and was also +3.

In 67 career games through World Championships, Olympics and World Cup combined, Visnovsky has 12 goals and 35 assists for 47 points with a +28 rating and 26 penalty minutes.

2010 Slovakia Roster

Goalies:
Jaroslav Halák (Montreal), Peter Budaj (Colorado), Rastislav Sta?a (?erepovec)

Defence:
Zdeno Chára (Boston), ?ubomír Viš?ovský (Edmonton), Andrej Sekera (Buffalo), Andrej Meszároš (Tampa Bay), Milan Jur?ina (Columbus), Martin Štrbák (HC MVD Moskva), Richard Lintner (Dinamo Minsk)

Fowards:
Marián Hossa (Chicago), Marián Gáborík (NY Rangers), Pavol Demitra (Vancouver), Michal Handzuš (Los Angeles), ?ubomír Barte?ko (SC Bern), Marcel Hossa (Dinamo Riga), Martin Cibák (Spartak Moskva), Tomáš Kopecký (Chicago), Žigmund Pálffy (Skalica), Branko Radivojevi? (Spartak Moskva), Jozef Stümpel (Astana), Miroslav Šatan (-), Richard Zedník (Jaroslavl)




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