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Blake Comeau out w/ neck spasms, but expected to play tmrw vs. Bruins

 The only player not on the ice for today's practice? Blake Comeau.

Comeau sat out with neck spasms although It is not believed to be serious. Coach Jack Capuano expects him to play tomorrow vs. the Bruins.

With his overtime game-winner Tuesday, Comeau is now one goal shy of the 20-goal benchmark with roughly four weeks to play.

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Hard, skating-intensive practice for the Islanders. Not a bag skate, but several conditioning laps and skating drills.

As effusive as the players have been in lauding his style, Capuano routinely bristles when asked about his reputation as a player's coach. He isn't afraid to push his team and he wants that known.

"Anyone that thinks I'm no hard on them or that I don't ever raise my voice should ask the players," he said today.

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Rick DiPietro practiced with the team today; the Islanders expect some definitive update on him by the weekend

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After growing out his hair into an uncharacteristic shag for several months, John Tavares hacked it off. Said he asked for the Zenon Konopka Special...

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