Islanders fans: what you have been waiting for is finally here.
The Isles have officially recalled top prospect Ryan Strome, who is expected to meet the team in Phoenix.
Strome, a 20-year-old center and former first-round pick, has been dominating the AHL recently, prompting a frustrated Islanders fan base to clamor for his recall in the wake of the team's recent losing streak.
That 10-game skid was snapped Tuesday night when the Isles edged the San Jose Sharks in a shootout, 3-2, aided by a phenomenal performance by goaltender Kevin Poulin. The team faces the Coyotes on Thursday, the last of a brutal five-game road trip out West.