Aho (personal) returned to practice Friday, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.

Aho missed Thursday's loss to the Devils to be present for the birth of his child, but he'll be an option for Saturday's matchup with Washington. The 25-year-old defender has been a healthy scratch for five of the Islanders last six games, so he'll be facing an uphill battle to crack the lineup against the Capitals.

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