Last Game
Fri, Apr 29
vs Chicago Blackhawks (28-42-12)
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Final / OT
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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
58-18-6 122
54-21-7 115
51-23-8 110
51-26-5 107
32-39-11 75
32-40-10 74
33-42-7 73
22-49-11 55

2021 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 24 45 -15 16:47 43

Top Kyle Okposo News

  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Close to fully recovered

    Okposo (leg) "would have been good to play next week" had the Sabres made the playoffs, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

    Okposo will undoubtedly be 100 percent healthy in time for next season's training camp. The 34-year-old vet had a bounce-back year in 2021-22, racking up 21 goals and 45 points through 74 contests.

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  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Out Friday

    Okposo (leg) will not play Friday against Chicago, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

    Okposo will miss the final game of the 2021-22 campaign. The 34-year-old winger tallied 21 goals and 45 points through 74 games this season. It was his best offensive output since the 2016-17 season.

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  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Might play Friday

    Okposo (leg) could be available to play versus Chicago on Friday, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

    While Okposo won't be available for Thursday's matchup with Boston, it seems the veteran will try to give it a go for the second game of the back-to-back Friday. It does seem somewhat pointless to press Okposo into service in a game that has little meaning outside of pride. If the St. Paul native can snag one more point this year, he'll register his highest season total since 2015-16 when he was with the Islanders. He currently has 45 points in 74 games.

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  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Suffers leg injury

    Okposo sustained a leg injury at Monday's practice session and is being evaluated, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

    Okposo has found his offensive game of late, as he has recorded three goals, one assist and 13 shots over his last six outings. If the winger misses any time, we will likely see Cody Eakin draw into the lineup, though the Sabres could also call up a player from the minors. At this point, even a relatively minor injury could see Okposo miss the final two games of the season, especially with the team out of playoff contention.

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  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Dishes two helpers in shootout loss

    Okposo had two assists in Wednesday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Jets.

    Okposo assisted on both of Buffalo's goals, and Zemgus Girgensons was on the receiving end of both helpers. The 33-year-old Okposo has put together a nice little three-game point streak, as these assists come on the heels of consecutive games with a goal.

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  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Nets goal Monday

    Okposo scored a goal on three shots in Monday's 6-5 win over the Blackhawks.

    This was Okposo's second goal in as many games. The 33-year-old has done alright with four tallies and four assists in 13 outings in March. The winger has played top-six minutes lately despite being listed on the fourth line, and he's up to 38 points, 151 shots on net, 48 hits and a minus-12 rating in 61 outings this season.

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  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Two points in win over Wild

    Okposo scored a goal and an assist, both on the power play, in Friday's 5-4 win over the Wild.

    His work with the man advantage gave the Sabres a 2-1 lead heading into the third period, setting the stage for a scoring frenzy in the final 20 minutes. Okposo has been dialed in over the last month, scoring seven of his 15 goals on the season in his last 10 games.

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  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Two points in loss to Blues

    Okposo scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 5-3 loss to St. Louis.

    The 33-year-old had a quiet start to 2022, but he's beginning to heat up, posting five goals and six points over his last seven games. The Sabres are in dire need of secondary scoring behind their top line, so the chemistry Okposo is showing with young center Dylan Cozens (1-5-6 over that same stretch) is encouraging.

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  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Back in action Friday

    Okposo (illness) will play Friday in St. Louis, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

    Okposo missed out on Wednesday's contest against Montreal with a non-COVID-19 illness, but he took line rushes at morning skate Friday and is ready to return. The 33-year-old has been finding twine regularly of late, posting five goals in his last nine games.

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  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Officially out versus Habs

    Okposo (illness) won't play Wednesday versus the Canadiens, Heather Engel of NHL.com reports.

    Okposo was unlikely to play Wednesday after an illness was reported prior to practice. The 33-year-old will aim to return for Friday's game versus the Blues. Brandon Biro is set to make his NHL debut in Okposo's usual third-line role.

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  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Not expected to play Wednesday

    Okposo is dealing with an illness and is not expected to participate in Wednesday's game against Montreal, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

    Okposo has averaged 16:22 of ice time -- 1:42 during the power play -- and lit the lamp five times over the last nine games. Coach Don Granato said Okposo is not entirely ruled out for Wednesday, but the team is expecting to go without him versus Montreal.

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  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Strikes on power play in return

    Okposo scored a power-play goal on three shots in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Coyotes.

    Okposo missed three games with an upper-body injury, but he was able to make an instant impact in his return to action. He opened the scoring at 7:02 of the first period, snapping his personal five-game goal drought. The 33-year-old winger has had a resurgent year with the Sabres, picking up eight goals, 24 points (eight on the power play), 95 shots on net, 31 hits, 22 PIM and a minus-6 rating through 38 contests.

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  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Will play Saturday

    Okposo (upper body) was activated from injured reserve Saturday and is set to play versus the Coyotes.

    Okposo's return comes at a good time, as Rasmus Asplund and Victor Olofsson entered the COVID-19 protocols ahead of Saturday's game. Okposo will likely play in a middle-six role and should earn some power-play time. He has 23 points in 37 appearances this season.

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  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo: May return next week

    Okposo (upper body) may return as soon as next week, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports Friday.

    Okposo may return during Buffalo's "west coast trip," Lysowski adds. The Sabres begin a three-game road trip Tuesday against Ottawa. Okposo exited Tuesday's game against the Senators early after suffering an upper-body injury and he remained sidelined for Thursday's contest versus the Stars. The 33-year-old has averaged 17:12 of ice time -- 2:10 during the power play -- and recorded four points over his last 10 appearances.

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  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Surface on IR

    Okposo (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, per CBS.

    Okposo is expected to be sidelined until Jan. 29 against Arizona at a minimum, so this is essentially just a paper move. Okposo's picked up seven goals and 23 points while averaging 16:51 of ice time through 37 games this season, so it'll be tough for the Sabres to fill the void left by his absence over the next few contests.

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  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Considered week-to-week

    Okposo is considered week-to-week with an upper-body injury.

    Given the expected length of his absence, it wouldn't be surprising to see Okposo land on injured reserve in the coming days. The veteran winger has been getting top-six minutes this year, so his absence will leave a sizable hole up front for the Sabres for the foreseeable future. Rasmus Asplund may get the first crack at replacing Okposo, who's picked up 23 points through 37 contests this season, on the second line Thursday versus Dallas.

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  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Leaves Tuesday's game

    Okposo (upper body) left Tuesday's game after a hit in the third period, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

    Okposo went to the locker room after Mark Jankowski scored on a rush after the hit. The 33-year-old Okposo was playing in just his fourth game since clearing the COVID-19 protocols. Head coach Don Granato didn't provide an update on Okposo's status after the contest, so he should be considered day-to-day heading into Thursday's game versus the Stars.

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  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Returns with two assists

    Okposo logged two assists in a 4-1 win over the Predators on Thursday.

    Okposo had missed the last two games under COVID-19 protocols but contributed right away for the Sabres. The 33-year-old has been a steady offensive producer this season, as he has already outpaced his 2019 and 2020 points totals with 21 this season.

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  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Set to play Thursday

    Okposo (not injury related) is expected back in the lineup against Nashville on Thursday, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

    Okposo will return from a two-game stint on the sidelines after entering the league's COVID-19 protocols. Prior to getting hurt, the 33-year-old winger managed two points in his previous five tilts while logging 18:29 of ice time per game. With the Sabres seemingly poised to get most of their forward complement back, Okposo could struggle to grab a top-six role.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 218 lbs
Birthplace: St. Paul, MN
Age: 34
Experience: 14
Shoots: Right