New York Islanders Daily: With Clutterbuck and Eberle injuries Ho-Sang may play
In last night’s loss to the Penguins, Cal Clutterbuck and Jordan Eberle left the game with an injury. Luckily the New York Islanders have a replacement ready.
The New York Islanders lost a tough game to the Pittsburgh Penguins last night. It was a 2-1 win in the shootout for Pittsburgh, while the Isles power play struggles continued for another game, they’re now 1-for-25 in their most recent stretch.
Both Jordan Eberle and Cal Clutterbuck left last night’s game due to an injury. The Isles were extremely banged up in one of the more physical games of the year feature 40 hits from the Islanders alone.
Both Eberle and Clutterbuck play on the right side, but luckily for the Islanders, they have someone who can fill in without them having to call anyone else up.
Josh Ho-Sang was called up this weekend and it’s starting to look like Wednesday will be his season debut. To be completely honest he likely should’ve been in the lineup tonight, see the power play chances, but a top-six spot looks like it could be available.
If Eberle is out for an extended period of time, you can put Ho-Sang with Lee and Nelson and have a pretty quality line right there. If you remember from last year, Ho-Sang made Nelson watchable for the first month of the season before he was sent down to Bridgeport as a scapegoat for the Islanders defensive issues.
For now, all we can do is hope neither Eberle or Clutterbuck suffered a serious injury.
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