It was Okposo's second consecutive game with a tally, and he's improved his season-long totals to 14 goals, 30 points and 111 shots through 44 games. He's capable of padding the scoresheet more frequently going forward, and a strong finish to the campaign isn't out of the question now that Buffalo is healthy up front. If there is a buy-low potential for Okposo acquiring him at a discount could pay off.
The 28-year-old winger is enjoying a productive season despite injuries to top centers Ryan O'Reilly and Jack Eichel. The big power forward has come exactly as advertised, using his strength and skill to provide another dimension to the Sabres' offense. Okposo is in the first season of the seven-year contract he inked with Buffalo this past summer. He remains a valuable fantasy player and is on pace to notch his fourth career 20-goal season.
Okposo had a power-play goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Blackhawks.
Okposo has found the back of the net three times over his current four-game point streak. The former Islander topped 20 goals in two of his final three seasons downstate, and is well on pace to eclipse that mark once again with 12 tallies through 37 games up north. His subpar defensive play has remained constant as well, as Okposo's minus-2 plus-minus has him in the negatives for the sixth consecutive campaign.
Despite skating four minutes on the power play and 18:26 overall,
After scoring five points in three games, Okposo's been held off the scoresheet in his past two, finishing with just a total of two shots on goal and a minus-2 rating. He currently leads all
Okposo handed out three assists and went plus-3 in Tuesday's 6-3 victory over Los Angeles.
This was an unusual sort of game for Okposo, who usually plays sniper rather than playmaker, but he definitely has a good thing going with Jack Eichel. The ex-Islander has proven to be an excellent addition for the Sabres -- sparking their power play, leading them in goals (nine) and points (21). He played through a stomach illness in this one, too, which is appreciated by Sabres fans and fantasy owners alike.