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21 Kyle Okposo RW

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January 22, 2021 12:16 PM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: No-go against Capitals
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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.

January 12, 2021 11:52 PM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Deemed day-to-day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo (undisclosed) is considered day-to-day ahead of Thursday's season opener versus Washington, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.

Okposo returned to practice Tuesday after taking a maintenance day Sunday, but he exited early after appearing to suffer an injury during a drill. At this point, his status for Thursday's Opening Night matchup with the Capitals is up in the air. If Okposo's unable to go, Casey Mittelstadt or Rasmus Asplund will likely draw into the lineup against Washington.

June 5, 2020 04:32 PM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Undergoes knee procedure
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo underwent surgery on his right knee this week. He's expected to make a full recovery in six weeks.

The Sabres are one of the seven teams that didn't qualify for the NHL's expanded playoff format, so this won't impact Okposo's availability for any contests. The 32-year-old winger finished the campaign with nine goals and 19 points in 52 games.

February 23, 2020 07:52 PM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Lights lamp twice in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo scored two goals in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Jets.

He found twine in the first period and again in the third, supplying all the offense rookie netminder Jonas Johansson would need. Okposo has had a tough, injury-plagued season, but he now has four goals and five points over the course of a four-game scoring streak.

February 16, 2020 10:12 PM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Scores for 500th career point
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo netted a goal and dished three hits in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Maple Leafs.

Okposo's tally in the third period was his 500th career point. He's recorded 193 goals and 307 helpers in 790 appearances. The 31-year-old winger is at just 13 points and 58 shots in 42 contests this season, which puts him on pace for his lowest single-year production since he had five points in nine games with the Islanders in 2007-08.

February 13, 2020 12:08 PM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Back in action Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo (upper body) will rejoin the lineup Thursday versus the Blue Jackets, Brent Wallace of reports.

Okposo has seen his production fall off in the last two seasons, so much so that he's logged a career-low 39 seconds per game of power-play time in 2019-20. He should slot back into a bottom-six role for the Sabres upon his return to action but could be a candidate to see some time on the power play for at least Thursday's tilt.

February 13, 2020 03:08 AM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Could play against Jackets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo (upper body) is in contention for Thursday's matchup with Columbus, as coach Ralph Krueger referred to him as "an option," Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

Okposo slotted into a fourth-line role at Wednesday's practice, though the team was without Marcus Johansson, who was given a maintenance day. In order to suit up against the Blue Jackets, the Sabres will need to activate Okposo off injured reserve, which could result in Scott Wilson or Lawrence Pilut being returned to the minors.

February 11, 2020 12:00 PM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Return in sight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo (upper body) is targetting Thursday or Sunday as a return date, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

The oft-injured veteran has missed five games already and will miss his sixth when Buffalo takes on Detroit on Tuesday. That said, Okposo is close to returning and appears to be ahead of schedule in his recovery. When he does eventually return, the 31-year-old won't be a very attractive fantasy option, considering Okposo only has 12 points this season, in 40 appearances.

February 1, 2020 12:00 PM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Facing long-term absence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

According to coach Ralph Krueger, Okposo (upper body) will be sidelined for "weeks," Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.

Okposo's extended absence will test the Sabres' depth up front, but it won't impact many fantasy lineups, as he's only notched 12 points in 40 games this campaign. The 31-year-old winger will almost certainly be placed on injured reserve for the duration of his recovery.

January 31, 2020 04:08 PM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Undergoing further evaluation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo is undergoing further evaluation for his upper-body injury and won't play Saturday against Columbus.

Okposo avoided suffering another concussion Thursday against Montreal, but it sounds like whatever upper-body issue he's dealing with may keep him sidelined long term. Another update on the 31-year-old winger should be released once a timeline for his recovery is established.

January 31, 2020 02:40 AM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Diagnosed with UBI
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Ralph Krueger said following Thursday's loss to Montreal that Okposo suffered an upper-body injury, Joe Yerdon of The Athletic reports.

Okposo left Thursday's game in the first period after playing in just 3:47 of ice time. Luckily for Okposo, he avoided suffering another concussion, but the team didn't sound too optimistic about the injury. Krueger wouldn't rule Okposo out for Saturday's game against Columbus; however, he added that it was unlikely that he'll suit up. Expect another update on the veteran's status ahead of Saturday's action.

January 30, 2020 10:52 PM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Leaves Thursday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo will not return to Thursday's game against the Canadiens due to an undisclosed injury.

The specifics surrounding the injury remain unclear, but the fact that he was ruled out suggests it's serious. Okposo departed after seeing just 3:47 of ice time in the game, failing to record a fantasy-relevant stat. Expect the team to provide an update on the veteran's status ahead of Saturday's game against the Blue Jackets.

January 17, 2020 12:04 PM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Notches pair of helpers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo registered two assists in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Stars.

Okposo had the secondary assist on Rasmus Dahlin's go-ahead tally in the second period and fed Zemgus Girgensons for an empty-netter in the third. Four of Okposo's 12 points this season have come in the last four games. He's added 50 shots, 33 hits and 26 PIM through 37 contests.

January 13, 2020 01:40 AM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Ends point drought
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo snapped his eight-game point drought during Saturday's loss to Vancouver.

Okposo had his shot deflected in by Zemgus Girgensons, getting Okposo on the scoresheet for the first time since Dec. 17. He has just four goals and five assists through 34 contests. He's currently on the Sabres' top power-play unit, so he should see an slight uptick in value for as long as he remains there.

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