Josh Ho-Sang is back with the New York Islanders, but fans shouldn’t get too excited—his stay probably won’t be for very long.
The New York Islanders announced Saturday that they’ve recalled forward Josh Ho-Sang on an emergency basis from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL.
#Isles Transaction: Josh Ho-Sang has been recalled from Bridgeport on emergency basis.
— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) November 11, 2017
With Anthony Beauvillier expected to miss tonight’s game against St, Louis, Ho-Sang was needed to give the team 12 forwards. Beauvillier was injured in Friday night’s 5-0 blowout loss to Dallas after blocking two shots with the same foot.
— Rob “Not A Guru” Taub (@RTaub_) November 11, 2017
Ho-Sang, whose demotion earlier this season sent Isles Twitter into a frenzy, recorded six points (two goals, four assists) and a plus-two rating in six games with Bridgeport. In six games with the Isles this season, he dished out four assists and was a plus-one.
No matter how well Ho-Sang plays during this stint with the big club, he will have to be returned to the Sound Tigers upon a currently injured forward returning to the lineup.
Until then, No. 66 will have a spot on one of the Isles’ four lines. We will find out exactly where when the puck drops against the Blues at 8 p.m. ET.