Islanders’ Vanek To Return Tonight

Source: Arthur Staple, Newsday

Islanders_thomas_Vanek_2013The Islanders will get Thomas Vanek back in the lineup Friday night after he missed the last five games — really six, since he left the Nov. 9 loss in Columbus with a strained upper-body muscle after just 30 seconds. Michael Grabner, a rare healthy scratch on Tuesday in Toronto, will likely go back in.