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Islanders News: Break time; Tired Jaro; Bailey out

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Also, the three young-ish lads were sent back to Bridgeport for the bye week.

New Jersey Devils v New York Islanders
Despite giving up four goals, Halak was really the difference yesterday.
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Still haven’t figured out if the break is for the players or the fans. Folks! But seriously, we could all use a break from the Islanders for a week. Including the Islanders themselves.

Islanders News

  • Recaps from a Devil-ish matinee: LHH | Newsday | NHL | Islanders | NY Post | NYI Skinny | AATJ
  • Jaroslav Halak is a tired man - he’s made eight of the last nine starts, facing at least 35 shots in each. [Newsday]
  • After the game, Sebastian Aho, Anthony Beauvillier, and Tanner Fritz were returned to Bridgeport on loan - the Sound Tigers have games during the bye week, so they’re getting the kids some more games. [Islanders]
  • Josh Bailey doesn’t appear to be out for too long, but he may not be back right away on Saturday against the Rangers. [NY Post]
  • The Railers dropped a 3-0 decision in Reading, going to 2-1 on their six-game road trip. [RailersHC]
  • In this week’s Power Rankings, the Islanders suck! Well, they certainly had a rough go of it, anyway. [LHH]
  • Your Weekly Metro Division Snapshot for this week is on tap. [AATJ]
  • Last night’s NHL scores. The Rangers lost to the Golden Knights going into their bye week.