There was a glimmer of good news on the Islanders’ injury front Tuesday for the first time in a while. Josh Bailey will skate Wednesday at practice and could make his return from a lower-body injury as soon as Thursday against the Bruins. “Bails is feeling pretty good,” coach Doug Weight said before his team’s 4-1 loss to the Devils at Barclays Center. “We’ll get him on the ice [Wednesday] and see how he feels.” A first-time All-Star, Bailey missed a fourth straight game, but still entered action 11th in the league with 50 points. Weight said Bailey is the only injured player who has a shot at returning this week, but others have made improvement. “Johnny [Boychuk, out since Dec. 27] is feeling pretty good, but he hasn’t skated yet so he’s going to have to get some grease on his bones and [Andrew Ladd, out since Jan. 5] the same,” Weight said. “But I think all of them are starting to turn a corner feeling a little better.So it’s a little bit of good news.” With an apparent hand injury, center Casey Cizikas “is going to be a little bit,” Weight said.
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