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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.

Source: Paul Hamilton 10/14/16, 9:22 am EST

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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

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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

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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.

Source: Darren Dreger 07/2/16, 7:32 am EST

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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.

Source: Brian Compton 03/10/15, 7:13 am EST

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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

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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.

Source: Arthur Staple 04/10/14, 8:26 am EST

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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.

Source: @NYIslanders 04/2/14, 7:57 am EST

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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.

Source: @NYIslanders 04/1/14, 7:24 am EST

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