The 21-year-old had recorded four assists in six games with the Islanders this season after racking up four goals and six assists in 21 games for New York in his 2016-17 as a rookie.
Drafted 28th overall by the Islanders in the 2014 NHL Draft, Ho-Sang caused a stir last March after choosing to wear No. 66, a number made famous, of course, by Pittsburgh Penguins legend Mario Lemieux.
Wednesday’s demotion is yet another step back in what has been an evasive path to an NHL career for the skilled winger. He was sent back to junior ahead of the 2015-16 season after showing up late to the first day of Islanders training camp.