Just a few weeks ago, the New York Islanders did the unthinkable. They sent promising rookie Josh Ho-Sang to Bridgeport. Now, Josh Ho-Sang is back in the lineup on an emergency recall. Hallelujah.
On October 25th, 2017 the New York Islanders sent Josh Ho-Sang to their AHL affiliate Bridgeport Sound Tigers. No reason outside of: “he has some things to learn” was given.
No matter. One of their most promising offensive prospects was no longer on the team. Sent to the AHL to learn how not to turn over the puck. We think.
Now with an injury to Nikolai Kulemin, sustained against Edmonton, and a likely injury to Anthony Beauvillier after some heroic shot blocking against the Stars, Ho-Sang is back in the NHL. At least temporarily that is, on an emergency basis.
The news came a day after an embarrassing 5-0 defeat against the Dallas Stars. A game where the Islanders did absolutely everything wrong. John Tavares looked miles from his usual self. Halak was shaky. The entire team looked lost.
But at least there was some positive news in the aftermath. Josh Ho-Sang had been recalled on an emergency basis to the Islanders from the AHL.
There’s no word yet on if Anthony Beauvillier was actually injured last night or not. But looking at this run of play, you’d have to imagine that Beauvillier’s foot is not OK less than 24 hours later.
So in steps Josh Ho-Sang with his six points in six games in the AHL. I have to imagine that Doug Weight will place Ho-Sang on the third line centered by Brock Nelson.
Which will certainly make Brock and his zero points in his last five games with a -4 rating, happy. The two were absolutely electric before Ho-Sang was pushed down to the AHL.
I’m excited to see what Josh Ho-Sang has learned in just over a fortnight in the AHL. I doubt he’s coming back a changed player. The Isles certainly aren’t bringing him because he’s been reformed by Brent Thompson. Just don’t get mad if he turns the puck over.