Josh Bailey injury update: Islanders star out, not a 'long term thing'

Islanders forward Josh Bailey missed Sunday’s 5-4 shootout win over the New Jersey Devils, but coach Doug Weight said his star’s lower body injury would not keep him out for long.

 Bailey suffered the injury during the first period of Friday night’s 4-0 loss to the Penguins and did not return.

The 28-year-old has been enjoying a career-best season in Brooklyn, registering 12 goals and 38 assists in 42 games this year. Bailey posted a career-high 56 points last season in 82 games. 

The Islanders (21-18-4) snapped a five-game losing streak Sunday and moved into a tie for fifth place in the tight-knit Metropolitan Division. They now have six days off before facing the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Saturday.

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