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Arthur Staple

Arthur Staple, with Newsday since 1997, has covered high school sports, college sports, baseball, hockey and football.

Frans Nielsen's third-period hat trick lifts Islanders to 7-5 win

Frans Nielsen #51 of the New York Islanders

Frans Nielsen #51 of the New York Islanders celebrates his second goal of the third period against the Dallas Stars with teammates Mikhail Grabovski #84 and Nikolai Kulemin #86 at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

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Frans Nielsen's third-period hat trick lifts Islanders to 7-5 win

Frans Nielsen #51 of the New York Islanders
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Frans Nielsen #51 of the New York Islanders celebrates his second goal of the third period against the Dallas Stars with teammates Mikhail Grabovski #84 and Nikolai Kulemin #86 at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

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Islanders insider: John Tavares understands trades are part of the business

John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders

John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders skates against the Dallas Stars at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

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Mikhail Grabovski returns to Islanders' lineup

Mikhail Grabovski #84 of the New York Islanders

Mikhail Grabovski #84 of the New York Islanders skates in the first period against the Dallas Stars at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

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Anders Lee #27 of the New York Islanders Islanders vs. Stars

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Jack Capuano happy about Islanders' roster depth

Islanders coach Jack Capuano gives instructions during the

Islanders coach Jack Capuano gives instructions during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (Credit: AP / Gene J. Puskar)

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Report: Islanders' sale price is $485 million

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Josh Bailey suffers broken hand and will miss several weeks

Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk congratulates goalie Chad Johnson
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Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk congratulates goalie Chad Johnson after the Islanders' 3-2 win against the Boston Bruins in an NHL hockey game in Boston, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.(Credit: AP / Charles Krupa)

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Islanders hold on for win but lose Josh Bailey to broken hand

Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk congratulates goalie Chad Johnson
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Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk congratulates goalie Chad Johnson after the Islanders' 3-2 win against the Boston Bruins in an NHL hockey game in Boston, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.(Credit: AP / Charles Krupa)

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Islanders center Frans Nielsen celebrates his goal with Islanders vs. Bruins

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Islanders hold on for a win, but lose Josh Bailey to broken hand

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Old home night in Boston for Islanders' Johnny Boychuk

Johnny Boychuk of the Islanders plays the puck

Johnny Boychuk of the Islanders plays the puck in the first period of a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

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