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Isles Day to Day: Boychuk and Bailey Practice in Calgary

Johnny Boychuk participated in his first team practice since suffering skate cut on March 3

by Cory Wright WrightsWay /

Johnny Boychuk and Josh Bailey both participated in Wednesday's practice at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary. 

Boychuk was participating in his first team skate since suffering a skate cut to his eyelid on March 3. The veteran defenseman, who needed 90 stitches to repair the cut, skated after the team session on Monday and Tuesday in Vancouver. There is still no timetable for his return, which Head Coach Barry Trotz said would be up to Boychuk. 

Tweet from @NYIslanders: Ready for practice in Calgary. #Isles

Bailey was on the ice with the team after missing the second and third periods of the Islanders' 5-4 shootout loss to the Vancouver Canucks. The nature of Bailey's injury was not disclosed on Tuesday night. 

Anthony Beauvillier took a maintenance day. Both Bailey and Beauvillier are expected to be available for Thursday's contest vs Calgary. 


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