Josh Ho-Sang continues to wait for some sort of resolution to his situation as he continues to be away from the Islanders AHL affiliate in Bridgeport in the hopes of securing a trade. While there has been no movement on this front over the past three weeks, TSN’s Darren Dreger notes (Twitter link) that GM Lou Lamoriello is still working to find him a new home. In the meantime, the 2014 first-rounder continues to skate on his own to try to stay in game shape. Ho-Sang was a productive scorer in junior but it has yet to translate to the professional level and he wound up clearing waivers at the end of training camp. At this point, a swap of players that need a change of scenery – similar to the recent Chicago-Florida swap – seems like the eventual outcome although Ho-Sang may have to report to the minors to show the acquiring team that he’s in playing shape.
More from the East:
- Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian was initially expected to miss five-to-six months after undergoing hip surgery back in April but setbacks have delayed that as he has yet to resume practicing yet. However, GM Jason Botterill told reporters, including Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald, that the veteran is expected to play at some point this season and noted that he has resumed skating. Bogosian is presently on LTIR so Buffalo would need to get into salary cap compliance before they’re able to activate him.
- Bruins winger Karson Kuhlman will miss at least a month due to a hairline nondisplaced fracture of his right tibia sustained over the weekend, the team announced. He will be re-evaluated at that time so in all likelihood, he’ll be out even longer. The timeline means that Boston is eligible to place him on LTIR to give them a bit more recall flexibility with blueliner John Moore also presently on there.