Sunday, December 17, 2017
Morning Player Notes in the Draft (Dec 17)
On Friday, the New York Islanders returned forward Josh Ho-Sang to Bridgeport of the AHL, opting to give him some better minutes than what he was getting with the big club, in hopes that he can find that scoring form that they know he has. In 22 games this season, the rookie forward only has 2 goals and 12 points and carries a -5 rating in the plus/minus department.
Grant's team remains on the cusp of being in the money conversation and he could have really used Ho-Sang to reach his potential this year, more so to the point where he doesn't take these trips to the minors. Heading into Sunday's action, Grant's team sits in 9th, 25 points back of the money.
Also on Friday, the Vancouver Canucks announced that defenseman Chris Tanev will miss the next 2-to-3 weeks with a fairly significant groin strain. Tanev was hurt on Wednesday night against the Predators and his name now gets added to the long list of significant injuries, adding to some serious woes that this team is having on the health front. Tanev hasn't exactly been producing much offensively this year, only 6 points in 25 games, but he is a steady player on the Canucks blueline.
Unfortunately for Scott B., his defense has not been very good this year and Tanev's 6 points is 2nd on his pool team, to date. He has yet to have a blueliner to his double-digits this season. His team is starting to shrink the gap to 24th place, but it's a long, slow road, so far.