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Islanders recall and demote Josh Ho-Sang

February 28, 2017, 10:32 AM ET [198 Comments]
Noel Fogelman
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The Islanders have recalled forward Josh Ho-Sang from Bridgeport on an emergency basis.
Ho-Sang practiced with the team this morning and was returned on loan to the Sound Tigers but the emergency conditions were not terminated. It's unclear whether he was on the plane headed to Dallas as the Islanders face the Stars Thursday. Bridgeport is headed north of the border to face the Toronto Marlies.

The move was likely to due a potential trade.

The 28th overall pick in the 2014 draft is second on the Sound Tigers with 36 points in 48 games and leads the team with 26 assists.

Ho-Sang has rebounded nicely from an up and down season. He started off strongly and then had some bumps in the roads, including being scratched due to arriving late at the arena.

Since the start of 2017, the 21-year-old has 21 points. Sound Tigers head coach Brent Thompson who has been Ho-Sang's biggest supporter even with the benchings praised Ho-Sang saying he thinks he is buying into what it means to play at the next level.

Ho-Sang is a highlight reel waiting to happen each time he carries the puck. He his play away from the puck has improved mightily since the start of the season.

Lets hope he is not just insurance and is scratched, something the former head coach would have done. This also cannot be general manager Garth Snow's only deadline move.

Ho-Sang will likely return Wednesday and head coach Doug Weight said that he would be in the lineup Thursday.

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