Joshua Ho-Sang was reassigned to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Wednesday afternoon.
Ho-Sang had four assists in six games to start the season, but was a healthy scratch in two straight games. The 21-year-old was also a healthy scratch in the Islanders season opener in Columbus.
On Thursday, Head Coach Doug Weight elaborated on the "tough decision" to assign Ho-Sang to the Sound Tigers. He said it was in part due to the Islanders activating Alan Quine off injured reserve and being over the 23-man roster limit. Quine was loaned to Bridgeport on Thursday morning for conditioning, but is still on the Islanders active roster.
"It was a tough decision," Weight said. "For Josh, where he's come in 12 months, he's been an awesome pro for us. There are no issues with Josh Ho-Sang, his game is getting better, he needs to work on some structure and work on some things. We had a great talk the last couple of days and obviously yesterday and he's in a good place and he's going to get good coaching down in Bridgeport, play a lot of minutes and that's important for him right now in his process."
Ho-Sang recorded 36 points (10G, 26A) in 50 games with the Sound Tigers last season. The Sound Tigers play on Friday night in Hartford and host the Wilkes-Barre on Saturday night.