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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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