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Nielsen will be a healthy scratch for Friday's game against the Senators, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

After seeing a three-game scoring streak come to an end in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers, Nielsen will head to the press box, clearing the way for Michael Grabner to join the lineup. Look for Nielsen to return to action Saturday against the Canadiens, when the Islanders will be playing the second half of a back-to-back set.

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After tallying a power-play goal in Monday's win over the Maple Leafs, Nielsen is riding a three-game point streak.

Nielsen has fared well in a complementary role for the Isles this season, generating 12 goals, 39 points, and a plus-10 rating over 68 games. Unless John Tavares suffers a long-term injury, Nielsen isn't likely to see his value climb much higher than it already is, but his current level of production still has its usefulness in mid-sized or deeper formats.

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Nielsen (ankle) will play Tuesday versus the Coyotes, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.

Nielsen took part in the morning skate and didn't report any problems so he got the green light to play. He will likely center the second line.

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Nielsen is taking part in the Islanders morning skate Tuesday, according to the Newsday's Arthur Staple.

While taking part in the morning skate is obviously an encouraging sign it doesn't mean that he will play Tuesday versus the Coyotes. The Isles are a depleted group right now with several injuries at forward and are likely to go with 11 forwards and seven defensemen should Nielsen be out so the Isles will do everything they can to get him into the lineup.

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Nielsen (leg) will be evaluated Monday to determine the extent of his injury, according to Newsday.

Nielsen was forced to leave the game early Sunday after taking a hit but returned for the final period but apparently he's not out of the woods yet. The Islanders may be playing it safe in regards to this injury or there may be more going on here than meets the eye.

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Nielsen recorded his third consecutive two-point game Tuesday, rattling off a pair of assists and a plus-1 rating Tuesday in a win over the Hurricanes.That's two goals, four assists and a plus-4 rating in the last three games for the skilled two-way centerman. He's not likely to match last year's 58 points, but he'll still likely break 50, and with much-improved plus-minus. There's plenty of value there.

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Nielsen tallied a goal and an assist in Monday's 6-5 loss to the Rangers.After 12 straight without a goal, Nielsen has now potted one in consecutive games as he picked up his second straight two-point contest. His assist totals are about on pace from last season, but with just 11 goals through 57 games, the 30-year-old won't approach his career-high 58 points from a year ago.

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Nielsen was credited with the game-winning goal and added an assist in Saturday's victory over the Blue Jackets.Nielsen snapped a 12-game goal drought with his 10th marker of the season. The 30-year-old center has produced 31 points and a plus-5 rating over 56 games, relegating his interest to deeper formats at this juncture.

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Nielsen gathered a power-play assist and attempted seven shots in Saturday's loss to the Bruins.

The shot total exceeded Nielsen's output from the previous five games combined (5). Nielsen has taken more of a distributor role for the Islanders and has generally fared well in that capacity, tallying 19 assists in 52 games. He's contributed six of those helpers in his last nine games.

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Nielsen gathered a power-play helper, attempted four shots and collected two PIM in Saturday's loss to the Canadiens.

The forward has recorded a point in three straight games to keep him chugging along at more than a half-point-per-game pace for the season. His role as the center of a second line that includes Anders Lee and Ryan Strome should continue to give him decent value in deeper formats, but he doesn't seem likely to go off on any sort of overwhelming scoring surge.