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21 Kyle Okposo RW

Buffalo Sabres

Fantasy Stats
ROST%START%
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Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
21113-1013:53

Player Updates

May 10, 2021 12:52 PM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Looking ahead to 2021-22
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo (face) told reporters he didn't suffer any concussion symptoms related to his facial injury and is looking ahead to the upcoming season, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

Okposo failed to reach the 20-point mark for the second straight season and certainly shouldn't be expected to produce anywhere near the 65 points he put up in 2015-16 when with the Islanders. Still, the 33-year-old winger provides solid forward depth in a bottom-six role, though his fantasy value is generally limited to deeper formats at this stage of his career.

April 17, 2021 01:36 PM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Shut down for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo underwent season-ending surgery to repair a broken bone in his cheek Saturday.

Okposo took a puck to the face during Thursday's win over the Penguins, suffering a broken bone that required season-ending surgery. The 33-year-old finishes the year with 13 points through 35 games. Okposo will likely be placed on injured reserve in the near future. There are two years left on Okposo's contract worth $6 million annually.

April 15, 2021 10:52 PM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Can't finish Thursday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo (face) won't return to Thursday's game after taking a puck to the face, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

Okposo was struck on a clearing attempt by Matt Irwin. The injury was bad enough to end Okposo's outing, which likely leaves him as day-to-day going forward. His first chance to get back in the lineup is Saturday versus the Penguins.

April 1, 2021 10:44 AM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Distributor on two goals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo contributed two assists Wednesday in a 6-1 win over the Flyers.

The Sabres snapping an 18-game losing skid masked the fact that Okposo has recorded at least one point in five straight games, with the hot streak sandwiched around an upper-body injury that had cost him three contests. It's generally difficult to trust Buffalo's skaters in fantasy these days, but Okposo has low-end value amid his surge.

March 27, 2021 12:08 PM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo (upper body) has been activated off injured reserve and will return to the lineup Saturday against Boston, John Vogl of The Athletic reports.

Okposo is expected to skate on the Sabres' fourth line and second power-play unit following his three-game absence. The veteran winger has notched five points in 24 contests this season.

March 24, 2021 08:12 PM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Placed on injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

Okposo was already essentially ruled out for the remainder of the Sabres' road trip, which ends Saturday in Boston. The 32-year-old winger's first expected chance to return is Monday versus the Flyers, but there's been no indication he'll be ready at that time.

March 23, 2021 01:57 PM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Likely out for road trip
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo (upper body) isn't expected to be available for the final three games of the Sabres' current four-game road trip, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.

Okposo already missed Monday's game versus the Rangers, and it appears as though the veteran forward will miss at least three more contests. Either way, Okposo's only notched five points in 24 games this year, so his absence won't impact many fantasy lineups.

March 22, 2021 11:36 PM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Won't play Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo (upper body) will not be available for Monday's game against the Rangers, John Vogl of The Athletic reports.

Interim head coach Don Granato said that Okposo's injury flared up after practice but it's unclear exactly how severe the injury is. The 32-year-old didn't travel with the team but could join it during the current road trip. He'll be questionable for Wednesday's game in Pittsburgh.

March 19, 2021 05:08 PM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Nets first goal of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo scored Buffalo's only goal in Thursday's 4-1 loss to Boston.

The tally represented Okposo's first goal in over a calendar year, the last time being Feb. 23, 2020. With one goal and four assists through 24 contests this season, Okposo's fantasy value is at one of the lowest levels of his career. That isn't likely to change as long as he remains on the Sabres' fourth line.

March 10, 2021 12:08 AM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Nabs helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo produced an assist and two hits in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Flyers.

Okposo has been limited to bottom-six duties in 2020-21, and he's generated just two helpers in 19 games. The 32-year-old winger has added 24 shots on net, 19 hits and a minus-6 rating. His poor scoring pace continues a steady decline since he had 44 points in 76 games in 2017-18.

February 23, 2021 03:28 PM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Seeking first point
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo has yet to find the scoresheet in 10 appearances this season.

Okposo is skating 13:05 on average per game, primarily utilized in the Sabres' bottom six. In 10 contests he has no points, a minus-4 rating and nine shots on goal. Okposo's offensive production has steadily declined each season since he joined Buffalo -- with injuries playing a role -- and it looks like his scoring will continue that trend this year.

January 24, 2021 12:28 PM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Lifted from IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo (undisclosed) was activated from injured reserve Sunday.

Okposo is expected to skate on the fourth line in Sunday's game against the Capitals. The 32-year-old posted nine goals and 19 points over 52 games with the Sabres last season.

January 23, 2021 04:08 PM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Expected to make season debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo (undisclosed) is expected to make his season debut Sunday against the Capitals.

Okposo has missed the first five games of the campaign with an undisclosed issue, but he's on track to join the lineup for Sunday's matinee matchup with Washington, although he'll still have to be activated off injured reserve prior to puck drop. The 32-year-old winger will likely skate in a bottom-six role against the Caps.

January 22, 2021 12:16 PM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: No-go against Capitals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo (undisclosed) won't play Friday against Washington, John Vogl of The Athletic reports.

Although Okposo won't play Friday, coach Ralph Krueger told reporters there's a "higher chance" he'll be ready to make his season debut Sunday against the same Capitals club. Once cleared, the 32-year-old winger will slot into a bottom-six role.

January 21, 2021 03:20 PM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Traveling with team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo (undisclosed) will join the Sabres' on their two-game road trip to Washington, John Vogl of The Athletic reports.

Okposo has yet to get onto the ice for the team this season and will still need to be activated off injured reserve before he can play. Still, the winger told reporters he was feeling 100 percent and figures to slot into a bottom-six role once back in the lineup. With Riley Sheahan (face) also in doubt, Casey Mittelstadt could make his season debut if Okposo can't play Friday.

January 19, 2021 09:28 PM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Shifts to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, per CapFriendly.

Okposo has missed all four of the Sabres' game this year with the injury. It's unclear if he will be ready to go in time for Friday's game against the Capitals. Riley Sheahan has seen most of the playing time in a bottom-six role that Okposo would usually work in.

January 17, 2021 02:44 PM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Aiming to return Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo (undisclosed) won't travel for the two-game road trip against the Flyers, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

The 32-year-old already missed the first two games of the season. Okposo will aim to return to the lineup for Friday's road game against the Capitals. The veteran winger mainly played in the bottom six last season, averaging 12:51 of ice time per game, and he's slated for a similar role this year.

January 15, 2021 12:32 PM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Remains sidelined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Friday's game versus Washington and could be sidelined for three to four more days, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

Okposo will miss a second straight game Friday and appears to be in danger of missing Monday's matchup with the Flyers as well. Riley Sheahan will likely continue to skate on the Sabres' fourth line until Okposo is ready to return.

January 14, 2021 02:20 PM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Won't play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Thursday's clash with the Capitals, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

With Okposo still dealing with the undisclosed issue he picked up toward the end of training camp, Rasmus Asplund will draw into the lineup for Thursday night's season opener. Okposo was originally considered a game-time decision, so there's a chance he'll be able to make his season debut Friday against the same Washington team.

January 13, 2021 11:36 PM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Game-time call against Caps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision versus Washington on Thursday, John Vogl of The Athletic reports.

With the Sabres starting the season with a back-to-back, it seems unlikely Okposo will be available for Friday's clash if he can't play Thursday. Dylan Cozens should be expected to make his NHL debut in a third-line role while newly signed Riley Sheahan moves into the fourth line if Okposo is ruled out.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultGAPTS+/-TOI
04/15@ WASW 5-200002:17
04/13@ BOSL 2-3 (SO)000019:23
04/11@ PHIW 5-3011+117:12
04/09vs WASL 3-4000+116:29
04/08vs NJL 3-6011-114:23
04/06@ NJW 5-3011+116:13
04/03vs NYRW 3-2 (SO)011+119:13
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Career Stats
SeasonteamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWFWFL
2020-21BUF3521113-10102622
2019-20BUF5291019-31023833
2018-19BUF78141529-97026371
2017-18BUF76152944-346022327
2016-17BUF65192645-77025445
2015-16NYI79224264-47042340
2014-15NYI60183351-86028081
2013-14NYI71274269-950497107
2012-13NYI4842024-200010482
2011-12NYI79242145-153026874
2010-11NYI385152030023651
2009-10NYI80193352-224043336
2008-09NYI65182139-6903510
2007-08NYI9235310100
Total835198321519-11456130650679
More Career Stats
SeasonteamGPSOGS%TOI/GSHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2020-21BUF35454.413:5265120.4338.530000
2019-20BUF528211.012:5088835.225.0528019
2018-19BUF781479.513:461361147:151:05411017
2017-18BUF761619.317:011540259:138:45400020
2016-17BUF6515612.218:581443208:248:12240012
2015-16NYI7920210.918:121708235:195:12511022
2014-15NYI601959.219:331329226:101:4912006
2013-14NYI7119513.820:251577280:3612:05511118
2012-13NYI481014.016:5698174:124:59380114
2011-12NYI7915215.817:031577132:377:38460118
2010-11NYI38726.916:3474096:3818:53400115
2009-10NYI802497.620:321902343:22145:53340016
2008-09NYI6516510.918:001388206:3688:30360016
2007-08NYI91513.316:2616521:144:012001
Total835193710.217:27172502287:15350:3744335184
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/220
Birthdate:
04/16/1988
Age:
33
Hometown:
St. Paul, MN
Team:
Buffalo Sabres
School:

NHL Experience:
13