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According to Newsday, injured Islanders Evgeni Nabokov, Travis Hamonic, and Lubomir Visnovsky could all return to the lineup at some point this upcoming week.
Visnovsky has been out the longest of the three with today being the 46th game he has missed. Arthur Staple reports that there is a chance that he will be taken off IR and be in the lineup for Monday's game at home against the Bruins.
Nabokov who has been out since January 6th could make his first start on Wednesday outside at Yankee Stadium. Although, given his age and issues with hips and hamstrings this year, having him comeback in a game played in way below freezing temperatures may not be the best idea.
Then there is Travis Hamonic who has been out the least time of the three players but made the biggest leap forward. If all goes well for him, Arthur Staple reports that he could be back in the lineup by the end of the week or the start of the following week.