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Bailey (lower body) will return to the lineup Saturday against the Blackhawks, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

Bailey will replace Eric Boulton in the lineup after missing Thursday's game due to the lower-body ailment. The winger has four goals and eight points over 18 games on the season.

Josh Bailey C NYI 9 Days

Bailey will miss Thursday's game against the Blues due to a nagging lower-body injury, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

The injury is almost certainly related to the foot ailment that kept Bailey out of the lineup for a game last week. It sounds like something Bailey may have to battle with for a little while, which could force him to hit the press box with more regularity. Eric Boulton takes his spot in the lineup Thursday.

Josh Bailey C NYI 10 Days

Bailey (foot) returned to the lineup Tuesday versus the Wild.

Bailey, who missed the previous two games with the injury, will join Frans Nielsen and Mikhail Grabovski on the team's second trio. The former top-10 draft pick hasn't enjoyed an overwhelming amount of success this season, accumulating just seven points and a plus-3 rating over 17 games.

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Bailey will be held out of Thursday's game versus the Senators with a foot injury, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

It was generally expected that Bailey would serve as a healthy scratch Thursday, but he apparently was still hurting at morning skate from Tuesday's game. During that victory over the Ottawa, he took a hard shot off his foot that appears to still be presenting him with some soreness.

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Bailey scored a goal in Saturday's loss to the Lightning. He has a point in each of his last four games.

OK, so there was a bit of gap in that four-game span because of injury. But we like how he has picked right up from where he left off before the hurt. Much has been expected of this 25-year-old veteran who is already in his seventh season. But he hasn't delivered more than 38 points in a season and we can't help but think his potential has been stunted by playing so young on a crummy team. He may some day be a 50-point center, but that's only valuable in the deepest of leagues.

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Bailey will be in the lineup for Friday's game against the Panthers.

Bailey, who was activated from injured reserve Thursday, will take the ice Friday for the first time since Oct. 23. He got off to a nice start this season, tallying two goals and two assists in seven games despite averaging just 13:29 TOI.

Josh Bailey C NYI 1 Month

Bailey (hand) has been activated from injured reserve, according to the NHL's official media site reports.

Bailey was a full participant at Thursday's practice, which was apparently enough to convince the Islanders he'd be ready to go for Friday's game against the Panthers. He figures to play on the team's second line alongside Frans Nielsen and Mikhail Grabovski. Bailey had been out since Oct. 23 with the broken hand.

Josh Bailey C NYI 1 Month

Bailey (hand) will not play Tuesday against the Avalanche.

Bailey returned to a full contact practice Monday, but won't be ready for Tuesday's game. His return is close, though, and he should be ready for Friday's game against the Panthers.

Josh Bailey C NYI 1 Month

Bailey (hand) was a full participant at Monday's practice, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

The winger racked up two goals and two assists in seven games before getting hurt, but looks poised to return to action Tuesday against the Avalanche.

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Bailey (hand) has been practicing with the Islanders, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.

Bailey isn't taking any contact yet so his return is not imminent but he should still be back earlier thatn the original timetable, perhaps as soon as next week when the Islanders return home.