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Nagging injuries won’t keep Bailey, Cizikas out

Islanders center Josh Bailey, center, is congratulated by

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Josh Bailey was asked if he’s 100 percent healthy, and smiled.

“I’ve been cleared,” was all Bailey would say. Bailey was banged up (his words) at the end of Tuesday’s 5-2 win over the Panthers.

Casey Cizikas missed the second half of that game after blocking a shot with some part of his left side, but he too says he will play Thursday night.

“Been icing, resting, so I’m able to...

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Jack Capuano getting the most out of Isles players

Head coach Jack Capuano of the Islanders speaks

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BOSTON -- After the Islanders’ 2-1 win here on Thursday night, the loudest thing in the visitors’ dressing room was a bit of music -- and sarcastic booing from the stall of the reigning Good Guy Award winner when the media parade walked in, causing the music volume to be lowered.

But that’s all. No whooping, no hollering; maybe the Isles were done with that, but their post-game comments were...

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Josh Bailey still second

New York Islanders' Josh Bailey charges towards the

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Josh Bailey remained on the second line with Frans Nielsen and Kyle Okposo for a second day of practice Wednesday. Those three had a good run at the end of last season.

Michael Grabner was on the left with Keith Aucoin and Colin McDonald, and David Ullstrom skated with Casey Cizikas and Matt Martin.

Evgeni Nabokov will get the start Thursday night in goal against the Rangers at Madison...

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