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Islanders fans react to Josh Ho-Sang being sent to minors

The young, dynamic winger sat out the last two games as a healthy scratch before being sent down.
Josh Ho-Sang is too big a talent to be playing in the AHL, writes Metro New York sports editor Joe Pantorno. (Photo: Getty Images)

Following the New York Islanders' 5-3 win on Tuesday night over the Arizona Coyotes, head coach Doug Weight was asked about the status of winger Josh Ho-Sang, who had sat out the previous two games as a healthy scratch.

"I don't know. Maybe Thursday...I'm not afraid of putting Josh in." Weight said. "I think he earned this time out of the lineup. Not in a bad way, not in a behavioral way. I think it's important to his development. Every kid is developed a different way. I think it was really good for him to watch those two games and we're going to talk again on [Wednesday] and figure it out. But I am completely confident with Mr. Ho-Sang in our lineup. I just thought this was the best way to go."

On Wednesday though, the team announced that instead of Ho-Sang playing on Thursday against the Minnesota Wild, they would send him down to AHL Bridgeport. 

The 21-year-old is undoubtedly the future of the Islanders as he's shown flashes of becoming a premier playmaker in the NHL. In six games this season, he tallied four points, all assists.

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And while it might just be for developmental purposes or to give him consistent playing time, the decision to send him down did not sit well with Islanders fans. 

Some just couldn't comprehend what happened:

Some saw this as a tiny blip on the radar:

Others are waiting for him to start looking for a way out of town:

 

 
 
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