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New York Islanders Josh Ho-Sang Hasn’t Reported to Bridgeport

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 25: Joshua Ho-Sang #66 of the New York Islanders skates against the Boston Bruins at the Barclays Center on March 25, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Bruins defeated the Islanders 2-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 25: Joshua Ho-Sang #66 of the New York Islanders skates against the Boston Bruins at the Barclays Center on March 25, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Bruins defeated the Islanders 2-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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The drama with New York Islanders prospect Josh Ho-Sang continues. After clearing waivers, Josh Ho-Sang has yet to report to camp.

Josh Ho-Sang was sent to the AHL yet again by the Islanders. The former New York Islanders first-round pick in 2014 failed to make the NHL yet again after he was sent back down to the AHL earlier this week. But unlike Thomas Hickey and Tanner Fritz, who were also sent to the AHL, Ho-Sang isn’t skating with the team.

According to Bridgeport Sound Tigers Head Coach Brent Thompson, Ho-Sang is likely taking a few days to collect himself. But outside of that, the Sound Tigers coach isn’t sure when Ho-Sang will report to Bridgeport.

It’s yet another wrinkle in the ongoing drama that is the New York Islanders and Josh Ho-Sang. But the question now is, what’s next?

What’s Going On?

This situation could go either way at this point. It could just blow over with Ho-Sang showing up in the next day or so and just making the best of a frustrating situation. Or it could go all Jonathan Drouin on the Isles and he could ask for a trade.

Drouin, a former third overall pick in 2013, wasn’t happy about going down to the AHL yet again. He felt he was an NHL player. Much like Ho-Sang must feel right about now.

But with Ho-Sang clearing waivers just a short time ago, there isn’t really a market for him. Thirty teams could have had him for free and they all collectively said: “We good.” Look, he cleared waivers before being a no-show in Bridgeport. Whatever low trade value he might have had it now seems that it’ sinking even further.

I’m not sure what the plan is for Ho-Sang exactly. His coach seems to have no idea where his player is. If this was about taking some personal time to figure this out, the first call should have been to the organization, just to avoid any negative drama.

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Now here we are right in the middle of yet another possible standoff between Josh Ho-Sang and the New York Islanders. I get he’s frustrated. I really do. But this isn’t the way to go about things.

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