Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/6/14

NEW YORK - DECEMBER 26: Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders celebrates his overtime goal against the New York Rangers on December 26, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Islanders defeated the Rangers 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
New York Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo will be a game-time decision Monday because his wife, Danielle, was at the hospital and due to give birth to the couple's first child. Peter Regin is expected to play on the Islanders' top line with John Tavares and Thomas Vanek if Okposo is unable to go against the Dallas Stars at Nassau Coliseum. Okposo went to the hospital Sunday night and was still there Monday morning. "We'll know a little bit more here in a couple of hours," Islanders coach Jack Capuano said after the morning skate. "We knew going in what time she was going to go in. We knew he'd be there all night. Now it just depends on this morning, if things work out well, knock on wood, he gets his proper rest and he can play tonight." Islanders forward Josh Bailey will return to the lineup after missing four games with an upper-body injury. Capuano said he wants to see Bailey shoot more. He's had 12 games this season in which he didn't register a shot on goal. "I need to see a guy that is going to get more pucks to the net," Capuano said. "We expect all our guys to play well defensively, but he's gotta be a guy who gets some pucks to the net. There's no question he's gone games where he's got no shots and he's gotta get back to doing that."
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