Josh Ho-Sang was recalled from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers under emergency conditions on Saturday morning.
Ho-Sang was loaned to Bridgeport on October 25. He had four assists in six games with the Islanders to start the season and six points (2G, 4A) in six games with the Sound Tigers. The Islanders forward flew to St. Louis on Saturday morning, arriving at approximately 11 a.m. to be with the team for Saturday's game.
"The reports have been good on Josh," Head Coach Doug Weight said. "We know what he can bring and he's certainly done that at this level in the past. Everyone grows at different paces, but he's a heck of a player and we're excited to have him up here and we want him to take full advantage of it."
Ho-Sang was sent down partially because of roster size, as Alan Quine's return put the Islanders over the 23-man limit and his contract status, as he didn't need to pass through waivers to report to Bridgeport. Weight also wanted to see more structure in Ho-Sang's game.
"He has work ethic, he has talent and he has no fear in him and those are three really good things," Weight said. "He's got to put that consistency and predictability a little in his game while using his talent as well."
The Islanders were travelling with 12 active forwards on their current two-game trip, a number that could be down to 11 after Anthony Beauvillier left Friday's game. Beauvillier blocked two shots in the third period and did not return.
Head Coach Doug Weight said Beauvillier is day-to-day, which was a more positive prognosis than initially thought.