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21 Kyle Okposo RW

Buffalo Sabres

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
4%2%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
91019-32812:04

Player Updates

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 TSN.ca 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.

December 23, 2019 07:20 PM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Expected to miss Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo (illness) will not suit up for Monday's game in Ottawa.

Okposo has played through an illness for the last few games but, with the holiday break coming, the Sabres decided to hold him out of Monday's game. The veteran winger has eight points in 27 games and should be good to go for Friday's tilt against the Bruins.

December 18, 2019 02:48 PM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Tallies goal in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo scored his fourth goal of the year during Tuesday's loss to Toronto.

Okposo's goal helped the Sabres almost mount a third period comeback. He has three goals in six contests since returning from a concussion. Playing on the fourth line, don't expect him to maintain that scoring pace.

December 9, 2019 12:00 AM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Goals in back-to-back-games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo scored a goal on his lone shot and contributed three hits in Sunday's 3-2 overtime win versus the Oilers.

Okposo has scored in each of his first two games since returning from a concussion that forced him to miss 10 games. The 31-year-old has just three goals and seven points in 21 games this season. His days as a meaningful fantasy contributor are behind him.

December 9, 2019 12:12 AM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Scores in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo lit the lamp in Saturday's loss to Vancouver.

Okposo was playing in his first game back since missing 10 contests with a concussion. He has just a pair of goals and four assists through 20 games. His fantasy value is at an all-time low. Don't expect him to eclipse the 29-point total he set last year.

December 7, 2019 02:44 PM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Back in action Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo will return to the lineup Saturday against the Canucks.

Okposo, 31, suffered a concussion Nov. 16 that caused him to miss 10 games. He's been given the green light to return and will do so in Vancouver, expected to skate on Buffalo's fourth line. The veteran has five points in 19 games this season.

December 4, 2019 11:56 AM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Will join team on trip
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo (concussion) will travel with the Sabres for their upcoming three-game road trip, but coach Ralph Krueger isn't sure if he'll play in any of those contests, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

Given his history of concussions, the Sabres will undoubtedly be extremely cautious with Okposo, but it's still encouraging that he's been cleared to travel with the team. The 31-year-old winger returned to practice Monday, so he's definitely making progress in his recovery, but there's still no timetable for his return to the lineup.

December 2, 2019 02:12 PM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Skates during Monday's session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo (concussion) skated with the team during Monday's practice, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

Okposo has been out since Nov. 16 with a concussion and was initially ruled out indefinitely, with some fearing this could be the end of the line for the veteran winger. It's a positive sign that Okposo has made his next step in recovery, but he's likely still a week or two out from returning to game action.

November 18, 2019 02:16 PM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Faces potential long-term absence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo is out indefinitely with a concussion.

Okposo was placed on injured reserve after exiting this past Saturday's win over the Senators, and it has been revealed that he's dealing with a serious issue. Tage Thompson filled into Okposo's place on the fourth line Sunday against the Blackhawks, but now he's out 3-to-5 weeks with his own upper-body injury. Thus, the Sabres will need to recall another player from AHL Rochester to fill in for Okposo, who unfortunately already has a nasty past with concussions.

November 17, 2019 03:36 PM
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Shifts to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okposo (undisclosed) has been placed on injured reserve retroactive to Nov. 16, per the NHL's official media site.

Okposo exited Saturday's 4-2 win over the Senators with a mystery condition, and his move to IR means the 31-year-old isn't eligible to play until Nov. 24 against the Panthers. The Sabres may need to call up a forward from AHL Rochester if Johan Larsson (upper body) can't play Sunday against the Blackhawks.

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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2007-08N.Y. Islanders92353101000
2008-09N.Y. Islanders65182139-69030510
2009-10N.Y. Islanders80193352-2240403336
2010-11N.Y. Islanders3851520300203651
2011-12N.Y. Islanders79242145-1530206874
2012-13N.Y. Islanders4842024-2000010482
2013-14N.Y. Islanders71274269-9504097107
2014-15N.Y. Islanders60183351-860208081
2015-16N.Y. Islanders79224264-470402340
2016-17Buffalo65192645-770205445
2017-18Buffalo76152944-3460202327
2018-19Buffalo78141529-970206371
2019-20Buffalo5291019-310203833
800196310506-113560300624657
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2007-08N.Y. Islanders1513.3148:0916521:144:012001
2008-09N.Y. Islanders16510.91170:391388206:3688:30360016
2009-10N.Y. Islanders2497.61643:101902343:22145:53340016
2010-11N.Y. Islanders726.9630:0974096:3818:53400115
2011-12N.Y. Islanders15215.81348:181577132:377:38460118
2012-13N.Y. Islanders1014.0813:5398174:124:59380114
2013-14N.Y. Islanders19513.81450:461577280:3612:05511118
2014-15N.Y. Islanders1959.21173:161329226:101:4912006
2015-16N.Y. Islanders20210.91438:151708235:195:12511022
2016-17Buffalo15612.21233:031443208:248:12240012
2017-18Buffalo1619.31294:041540259:138:45400020
2018-19Buffalo1479.51075:151361147:151:05411017
2019-20Buffalo8211.0668:0488835:135:0328019
189210.414087:01165992266:49312:0544335184
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2012-13N.Y. Islanders6314-101101917
2014-15N.Y. Islanders7213100001014
2015-16N.Y. Islanders11268-310001511
247815-311104442
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2012-13N.Y. Islanders1421.4115:1713514:526:115100
2014-15N.Y. Islanders1612.5129:3516415:330:002001
2015-16N.Y. Islanders444.5242:3429141:301:484002
749.5487:2659071:557:5911103
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/216
Birthdate:
4/16/1988
Age:
31
Hometown:
St. Paul, MN
Team:
Buffalo Sabres
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