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Too many points-less Isles right now

Islanders' Frans Nielsen controls the puck against the

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Jack Capuano admitted he’s not a “stat guy” after the Islanders’ latest debacle on Tuesday -- don’t get excited, advanced-stats gang, he wasn’t even talking about those -- but even he had to mention the most ridiculous of all the ridiculous numbers coming out of this 8-15-5 team.

The Islanders are now 0-13-3 when scoring two goals or fewer. In a defense-first league, in a division where teams...

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Brian Strait, Evgeni Nabokov return to practice

Evgeni Nabokov makes a save during a game

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Brian Strait and Evgeni Nabokov, two of the Isles’ injured regulars, got back on the ice Monday morning.

Nabokov has been out since injured his groin on Nov. 16. He will likely join the Islanders on their five-game road trip that begins on Thursday in St. Louis, but it’s unlikely he will play until after the team returns home.

Strait has been out since Oct. 22 with a mysterious ailment,...

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