The Islanders have loaned Josh Ho-Sang to Bridgeport of the AHL, the team announced Friday.
The Isles play just once in the next four days, against the Kings on Saturday night at home.
Ho-Sang, 21, has two goals and 10 assists in 22 games this season.
Right winger Steve Bernier was recalled from loan to fill Ho-Sang's roster spot.
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Anyone who has been watching the Islanders' recent slide (six losses in eight games) with objective eyes will tell you that Ho-Sang has been struggling in many facets of his game, meaning the news of his reassignment to Bridgeport is not that big of a surprise.
The way New York's offense has been clicking means he is not anywhere near a spot on the top line with John Tavares, Anders Lee, and Josh Bailey. Or the second unit with Mathew Barzal, Jordan Eberle, and Andrew Ladd. And he is far too talented to be playing eight to 10 minutes on the fourth unit. Where that leaves him, unfortunately, is with struggling Brock Nelson and Anthony Beauvillier -- a unit that head coach Doug Weight said the other night "is starting to become an issue."
Ho-Sang's game, personally, has become a combination of dazzling stick skills not leading to productive results and turnovers. The other night against the Stars, he was given a suicide pass from Johnny Boychuk in his own zone and did a great job getting out of trouble. But then, proceeded to blindly slam the puck off the glass for an icing with his linemates out on an extended shift. It's the simple plays that have eluded Ho-Sang in his NHL time thus far.
With only 18 shots in 21 games despite being in prime shooting spots lately, it is also that indecisiveness that preceded this move. Pointless in his last five games and with a 46.9 even strength corsi on the season, he will get quality top line minutes with the Sound Tigers in order to, once again return with a simplified game.