Okposo (knee) will make his Sabres debut on Sunday.
Okposo missed the season opener with a bruised knee, but will be in the lineup tonight in Edmonton. Okposo is expected to make his debut on the top line with Sam Reinhart and Ryan O’Reilly. Okposo had 22 goals and 42 assists (64 points) in 79 games last year.
Okposo (knee) could make his Sabres debut on Sunday.
After missing Thursday’s season opener, Okposo was on the ice on Friday and is encouraged that he will be in the lineup on Sunday. Okposo said that his knee swelled to the size of a beach ball—I don’t believe him—but it looks like he will be in the lineup in Edmonton this weekend. This is big news for a Sabres team that has already lost Jack Eichel and Evander Kane.
Okposo (bruised knee) will not play in the Sabres’ season opener.
Okposo has been trying to work his way back from a bruised knee he suffered in the preseason, but he wasn’t on the ice for Wednesday’s practice and will miss Thursday’s game. Consider him day-to-day and monitor his status prior to Sunday’s game in Edmonton.
Source: @WGR550 10/12/16, 8:37 am EST
Okposo (knee) missed Tuesday’s practice and is questionable for the season opener.
Okposo was already questionable for the season opener and each additional practice that he misses leading up to Thursday further clouds his status. The Sabres may also be without Ryan O’Reilly, which would put them without two-thirds of their top line. Monitor Okposo’s status on Wednesday and during Thursday’s morning skate.
Source: John Vogl 10/11/16, 11:05 am EST
Okposo’s status for Thursday’s season opener is “uncertain.”
Okposo is dealing with a bruised knee and could miss the season opener. Longterm there is no concern for Okposo, but with the season getting underway in a few days, Okposo’s status remains uncertain. Monitor his status over the next few days.
Source: Bill Hoppe 10/10/16, 5:11 pm EST
The Sabres have signed Kyle Okposo to a seven-year contract worth $42 million ($6.0M AAV).
Okposo spent the first nine years of his NHL career with the Islanders, who drafted him seventh overall in 2006. The 28-year-old winger had 64 points (22G / 42A) in 79 games last season. His 42-assists tied a career-high, but 22 goals was five short of his career-best of 27 in 2013-14. He brings some experience to an otherwise young top-6 in Buffalo that features Jack Eichel, 19, Sam Reinhart, 20 and Ryan O’Reilly, 25.
Okposo (rest) will not play on Sunday.
Okposo (personal) is questionable for Saturday.
Okposo’s wife is expecting this afternoon, so Okposo may sit in Saturday’s game vs. the Sabres. Monitor Okposo’s status as puck-drop nears.
Okposo (lower-body) is expected to return to the Islanders lineup on Sunday.
Okposo will miss the next two games with a lower-body injury.
Okposo (eye) will return to the Islanders lineup on Tuesday.
Okposo has been sidelined with a detached retina since January 19th. After missing seven weeks , Okposo will be back in tonight vs. the Rangers. This is a huge lift for the Isles—Okposo had 44 points (14G / 30A) in 46 games this season. Okposo is not expected to start on the top-line, but will likely be shuffled around throughout the game.
The Islanders revealed that Okposo is out with a detached retina.
The Islanders announced that Okposo would be out for six to eight weeks, but they did not disclose the injury. Okposo had 14 goals and 30 assists (44 points) in 46 games before getting injured. The Isles have lost two of three without K.O.
Source: ESPN 02/3/15, 11:13 am EST
The Islanders have placed Kyle Okposo (upper-body) on injured reserve.
The Islanders announced on Monday that Okposo will miss 6-8 weeks with an upper-body injury, so placing him on IR was expected. Mikhail Grabovski is expected to get the first crack on the Islanders’ top-line with Okposo out.
Okposo will miss 6-8 weeks with an upper-body injury.
Okposo practiced with the team last Tuesday before the All Star break and there was no indication of any serious injury. He will be back in mid-to-late March, just a couple weeks before the end of the regular season.
Okposo (lower-body) will miss the rest of the regular season.
None of the Islanders injured players will return this season. Head coach Jack Capuano said there is "no need to rush anyone back, the standings won't change." Okposo finally had that breakout season that everyone had been waiting for. He tallied 27 goals and 42 assists (69 points) in 71 games. This certainly is something he can build off of next season, when he and John Tavares return at 100 per cent.
Okposo (lower-body) will not play Saturday.
Okposo will miss his fifth straight contest tonight. The Isles have been really quiet on Okposo's injury. The details have been extremely vague, so it is tough to pinpoint whether he will be back this season.
Okposo (lower-body) will not play on Wednesday.
Okposo will miss his fourth consecutive game when the Isles take on the Senators tonight in Ottawa. The details on Okposo's injury have been extremely vague. The Isles are 2-0-1 in the last three without KO, and with their season all but over, they are going to risk him getting more injured in meaningless game.
Okposo (lower-body) will not play on Tuesday.
Okposo will miss his third straight game on Tuesday with a lower-body injury. The Islanders are well out of the hunt for the playoffs, and frankly, they are playing OK hockey without Okposo and John Tavares. There is no need for them to get him in the lineup with the season virtually over for them. Consider him day-to-day still.
Okposo will miss his second straight game with a lower-body injury.
The only change the Islanders will make from their lineup on Thursday is their goaltender. Okposo will sit for a second straight night, he is listed as day-to-day.
Okposo (lower-body) will not play Thursday.
Okposo has been battling a lower-body injury, but it has not cost him any games until tonight. He will be out of the lineup tonight which makes an already shorthanded Isles team even more shorthanded.