Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello said Thursday that Ho-Sang's agent asked that his client be traded, according to Newsday's Andrew Gross.
The 23-year-old failed to crack New York's 23-man roster and was placed on and subsequently cleared waivers earlier this week.
Lamoriello said the Islanders told Ho-Sang not to report to AHL affiliate Bridgeport while the team looks to meet his trade request, according to The Athletic's Arthur Staple.
"If there's no trade to be found, Ho-Sang will report to Bridgeport. Once he goes to Bridgeport, he's there," Lamoriello said, according to Staple.
Ho-Sang has struggled to carve out a permanent role at the NHL level. The Ontario native has recorded seven goals and 24 points in 53 contests since the Islanders selected him 28th overall in the 2014 NHL Draft.