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Josh Bailey | Winger

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
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Josh Bailey's position with the New York Islanders might not be secure after his challenging 2013-14 campaign.
Bailey had just eight goals and 38 points in 77 games last season. He's signed through 2017-18, but the offseason additions of Mikhail Grabovski and wing Nikolai Kulemin further marginalized Bailey and he'll also be pressured by up-and-coming forwards Brock Nelson, Ryan Strome, and Anders Lee as they fight for roster spots. For his part, Bailey is hoping to use the fact that he's spot's in jeopardy as motivation. "If someone were to take it the opposite way, it wouldn't work out for them," Bailey said. "There's certainly some points of inconsistency I'd like to correct and my goal totals aren't anywhere what I'm capable of or want them to be." Sep 15 - 5:49 AM

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Islanders forward Josh Bailey has five points in his past three games.

That has not rescued his disappointing season (eight goals, 25 assists), but at least he's attempting to justify the five-year, $16.5-million extension he was given last July. "Lately it's been pretty good," he said. "It's always nice to get some results in the scoresheet. I think as a team, everyone's been collectively playing better, playing hard. It can be difficult when you look at the standings. It's frustrating. But I think everyone's done a good job of staying motivated and working hard."
Apr 5 - 10:41 AM

Josh Bailey had a goal and an assist in the Islanders' 4-2 victory over Florida on Tuesday.

Bailey has recorded at least a point in three of his last four games. He has seven goals and 31 points in 70 contests in 2013-14.
Apr 2 - 9:24 AM

Josh Bailey (upper body) will return New York's lineup Monday night.

He missed four games because of an upper-body ailment. Bailey has 13 points in 38 games this season and coach Jack Capuano has requested more shots from the 24-year-old forward.
Jan 6 - 1:19 PM

The New York Islanders will be without winger Josh Bailey (along with Michael Grabner) against the Minnesota Wild on Sunday.

Bailey is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. While he's struggled considerably lately, Saturday ended a three-game point streak in which he collected three assists.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 01:49:00 PM

Josh Bailey has not found the back of the net in his last 18 games.

It was thought that this could be a breakout season for the former first round pick but he last scored on October 25. He has four goals and 10 points in 28 games after scoring 19 points in 38 games last season.
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 08:26:00 AM

Forward Josh Bailey was a healthy scratch from the New York Islanders`lineup Friday against Detroit after having gone 15 games (since Oct. 25) without a goal.

"I don't know that it was so much a wake-up call," Isles coach Jack Capuano said. "A player who puts as much pressure on himself just has to relax a little bit. Take a step back. Josh is fine. I've got a lot of confidence he'll bounce back," the coach said, citing the strong start Bailey had to this season and his good showing against the Penguins in the playoffs last spring.
Sat, Nov 30, 2013 09:55:00 AM

Joshua Bailey has gone six games without recording a point.

Bailey got off to a great start, but now has four goals and eight points in 16 games this season. When the dust settles on the 2013-14 campaign, he should have 40-50 points.
Fri, Nov 8, 2013 10:34:00 AM

Joshua Bailey found the back of the net in the Islanders' 3-2 victory on Thursday.

Bailey is off to a great start with three goals and seven points in seven games. He won't maintain that pace, but it's still an encouraging sign that Bailey might finally enjoy a breakout season.
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 10:20:00 AM

Josh Bailey scored a goal and two assists in the Islanders’ 6-1 win over Phoenix Tuesday night.

The Isles second line of Bailey, Franz Nielson and Michael Grabner combined for a goal and eight assists in the romp. The 24 year-old Bailey now had four points in three games to start the 2013-14 season.
Tue, Oct 8, 2013 09:52:00 PM

Joshua Bailey shifted to the right wing to play alongside John Tavares and Matt Moulson on Tuesday.

Bailey probably won't routinely play on that line, but he might end up in that role on occasion during the regular season. Obviously, any time Bailey can get with Tavares is good news for his fantasy owners.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 08:49:00 AM

New York Islanders forward Joshua Bailey scored two shorthanded goals to help his team beat the New Jersey Devils 5-3 in a preseason game on Thursday.

Bailey's offensive skills are too inconsistent to make him more than a very deep fantasy league pick. Unless, that is, he can become a regular PK threat. Shorthanded points are tough to come by in the few leagues that employ them, after all.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 10:09:00 PM

Joshua Bailey has agreed to a five-year/$16.5 million contract with the New York Islanders.

Bailey was a restricted free agent and had filed for salary arbitration. He scored 11 goals and 19 points in 38 games last season. The Islanders clearly feel comfortable enough with him to commit to a long-term deal, but he's not likely to be a major factor in fantasy leagues next season.
Mon, Jul 15, 2013 12:33:00 PM

Josh Bailey filed for salary arbitration.

Bailey made $1.3 million last season. The 24-year-old had 11 goals and eight helpers in 38 games last season.
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 05:18:00 PM

Josh Bailey is "optimistic" that he will sign an extension with the Islanders in the coming weeks.

The 24-year-old forward had 11 goals and 19 points last season. Signing him will now become general manager Garth Snow's next priority.
Source: Newsday
Sat, Jul 6, 2013 10:52:00 AM

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C1John Tavares
2Mikhail Grabovski
3Frans Nielsen
4Ryan Strome
5Casey Cizikas
LW1Michael Grabner
2Matt Martin
3Cory Conacher
4Eric Boulton
5Brock Nelson
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Nikolai Kulemin
3Josh Bailey
4Cal Clutterbuck
5Colin McDonald
D1Lubomir Visnovsky
2Johnny Boychuk
3Nick Leddy
4Calvin De Haan
5Travis Hamonic
6Thomas Hickey
7Matt Carkner
8Brian Strait
9Matt Donovan
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Chad Johnson