Islanders: Josh Ho-Sang Placed On Waivers

Josh Ho-Sang #26 of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (Photo by Gregory Vasil/Getty Images)
Josh Ho-Sang #26 of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (Photo by Gregory Vasil/Getty Images) /

The Islanders have put Josh Ho-Sang on waivers today. Any team can claim him now at this point, or he’ll be AHL bound if nobody claims him.

At this point, it should come as no surprise that Josh Ho-Sang was placed on waivers. After not being invited to camp for the New York Islanders the obvious next step was for him to be waived to go down to the AHL.

As a result, now any team can claim him and get him on their roster if they so please. This has happened before so I don’t anticipate him getting claimed but it is something I’m rooting for.

Ho-sang deserves a chance to play at the NHL level and the only way he’ll get that chance is if he goes somewhere else as it’s abundantly clear he will never play in the NHL for this organization ever again.

Mitch wrote about it recently, but Ho-Sang has been skating and getting high praise from a former NHL player. It’s true, he does deserve a chance on an NHL roster.

His game isn’t perfect but he has flashed enough to at minimum get a real shot at playing in the league. Ho-Sang had 22 points in his first 43 games in the league, which is nine more than Anthony Beauvillier who was taken in the first round the year after him, and 13 points more than Michael Dal Colle who was a top-five pick in Ho-Sang’s class.

Last year, Ho-Sang played 22 games in the AHL and had 13 points and four goals to his name. Again, in all likelihood, nobody will claim him but it’s just another layer to the saga that has gone on for over half a decade now.

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It seems like there is no end in sight but the Islanders and Ho-Sang need a divorce badly. Unfortunately, it seems like this story is going to continue on for now.