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Jack Capuano getting the most out of Isles players

Head coach Jack Capuano of the Islanders speaks

(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

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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Brian Rolston returns to lineup

Brian Rolston returned to the lineup after missing five games with a concussion. Micheal Haley sat out as a healthy scratch. Jay Pandolfo (broken foot) and Steve Staios (concussion) might be ready to return to the lineup Saturday against the Oilers....

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Jay Pandolfo goes on IR

Paul Martin #7 of the Pittsburgh Penguins plays

(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

The Islanders put forward Jay Pandolfo on injured reserve before Monday morning's practice at Nassau Coliseum. The 36-year-old, who was relied on in his role as a penalty killer, broke his foot in a game against the Devils two weeks ago. He will be out until January.

Defenseman Andrew MacDonald was also placed on injured reserve. MacDonald leads the team with 60 blocked shots.

The Islanders...

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Nino Niederreiter undergoing concussion testing

Islanders right wing Nino Niederreiter, center, is helped

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The Islanders are awaiting further tests on Nino Niederreiter before deciding how long the 19-year-old forward will be sidelined. Niederreiter displayed concussion-like symptoms after taking a forearm to the head from Stars' defenseman Mark Fistric in the first period of Saturday's 5-4 victory in Dallas.

"Anytime one of your players gets hurt, everybody has a concern,'' coach Jack Capuano...

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