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Josh Bailey | Winger

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 194
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Josh Bailey returned from a broken hand on Friday and played on the top line with Kyle Okposo and John Tavares.
Bailey replaced Nikolay Kulemin on the line as Kulemin moved to the second unit with Mikhail Grabovski and Frans Nielsen. Bailey set up Tavares for a goal as he forced a Florida turnover and saw Tavares deposit the puck into the net. Bailey has been a disappointment ever since the Islanders took him with the ninth pick of the 2008 Draft but some of that is on the Islanders as they rushed him to the NHL as a 19-year-old rather than letting him develop in junior and the minors. He just turned 25 so there is plenty of time to resurrect his career. Nov 15 - 8:07 AM

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Josh Bailey (hand) will be back in the Islanders' lineup on Friday.

Bailey was activated off of the injured reserve list Thursday, but there was initially some speculation that he might be scratched anyways. That's because Islanders coach Jack Capuano expressed a reluctance to alter his lineup after winning four straight games. Nevertheless, Bailey is expected to play alongside Frans Nielsen and Mikhail Grabovski.
Nov 14 - 12:10 PM

Even though Josh Bailey (hand) has been activated off the injured reserve list, he might not play on Friday.

Islanders coach Jack Capuano isn't in love with the idea of mixing up his lineup after winning four straight games. "If we put Bails back in," Capuano said, "someone has to come out. That's a hard decision right now." If Bailey does play, he'll probably skate on a line with Frans Nielsen and Mikhail Grabovski, based on Thursday's practice lines.
Nov 14 - 11:01 AM

Josh Bailey (hand) has been activated off injured reserve.

He has been sidelined since Oct. 23 because of a broken hand. In seven games prior to getting injured, Bailey notched two goals and two assists.
Nov 13 - 6:51 PM

Josh Bailey (hand) is close to returning to the lineup, but it won't come on Tuesday versus Colorado.

He took part in a full practice on Monday alongside, while taking turns on a line with Mikhail Grabovski, Frans Nielsen and Cal Clutterbuck. Bailey has been out of action with a broken hand since Oct. 23.
Nov 10 - 4:35 PM

Josh Bailey (broken hand) is not using a brace and is expected to return shortly.

Bailey has missed the last seven games but could be ready to go next week. He has four points this season with three coming in his last four games before the injury on October 23.
Nov 9 - 7:37 AM

Josh Bailey (broken hand) is looking to return to action within a week.

Bailey suffered the injury 10 days ago and it was thought he would be out for weeks but the hand is really improving. "I've really noticed a difference the last few days," Bailey said. "A lot of the bruising is gone. It's great to see that it's gotten better so quickly." He will likely have another x-ray in the next day or two and hopes to get clearance to up his on-ice workouts quickly.
Nov 2 - 7:00 AM

It's not much of a surprise, but the New York Islanders placed Josh Bailey on IR Saturday.

He's considered "week-to-week" with a broken hand, so it was a matter of time, and Mikhail Grabovski's return expedited this process. The ninth pick of the 2008 NHL Draft was starting to heat up lately, too, with three of his season's four points in the last four games.
Oct 25 - 12:45 PM

Josh Bailey broke his hand during Thursday's game.

Bailey is expected to be sidelined for several weeks as a result, although we don't have a more specific timetable at this time. He has three assists in six points in 2014-15.
Oct 24 - 11:02 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

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