Josh Bailey (illness) missed practice on Tuesday, with interim head coach Doug Weight saying Bailey should be fine for Wednesday night's game against the Rangers.
Weight added that the lines would remain the same.
Bailey, 27, has 12 goals and 37 assists in 71 games this season, but has failed to notch a goal or assist over his last five games.
The Islanders, who have 11 games remaining during the regular season, trail the Maple Leafs by three points for the second and final wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.
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The most important comment from Weight regarding Bailey is that the Isles' first-line winger should be 'fine for tomorrow,' which is the ultimate in rivalry nights with the team in Manhattan to take on the Rangers.
Of course, with any illness, and specifically one where we don't know the exact nature of what is bothering Bailey, you can think that even with Weight's comment, he has to be considered a 50/50 shot to play.
So, who would be in line to take his place on the first line? By practice indications Monday and Tuesday, that would seem to be Andrew Ladd. But on the power play, Alan Quine was inserted with the first unit. Now, Quine is a fine player in a fourth-line role, doing his job adequately enough in the 12 minutes of average ice time he's been granted. But, offensively, five goals in 52 games and six in 54 for his career should not warrant a first line power play spot.
Calvin de Haan, not known to be an offensive dynamo, was manning the point on PP unit 2. All while the second biggest mystery surrounding the Islanders continues to simmer. Where in the world is Ryan Pulock? It's completely inconceivable, at this point, especially with the Johnny Boychuk injury, that the hard shooting defenseman is still in Bridgeport. Nobody can offer any logical explanation, because one simply seems to not exist.