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Kyle Okposo | Winger

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/16/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 217
College: Minnesota
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Kyle Okposo had an assist in the Islanders' 2-1 shootout loss to Minnesota Tuesday night.
Okposo didn't record a point in his first four games after returning from a detached retina, but he's bounced back by registered a point in each of his last two contests. He has 15 goals and 46 points in 52 games this season. Mar 25 - 11:25 AM

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Kyle Okposo doesn't have a point in four games since he returned to the lineup from a detached retina in his left eye.

He missed 22 games after surgery was required, so there has predictably been some rust. "We've got 10 games left and it's time for me to start playing better," Okposo said. He has posted eight shots and a minus-7 rating since coming back. Okposo appears to starting Saturday's game on a line with Frans Nielsen and Nikolay Kulemin.
Mar 21 - 8:35 AM

Kyle Okposo (detached retina) will return on Tuesday.

Okposo last played on Jan. 19. "It was really scary," Okposo recalled. "I had some blurry vision after the Philly game [on Jan. 19]. I was driving home to my daughter's [first] birthday party and I knew something was wrong. "That whole night, it didn't get better. So I went in, saw the retina specialist right away and he said, 'You have a detached retina and we need to do surgery right away.' It was pretty scary and there wasn't a guarantee I was going to see again. You definitely stop and pause after you hear that." Okposo enjoyed a breakout season in 2013-14 and he's continued to dominate this season. Although the Islanders might decide to ease him into the lineup, he should take over his spot alongside John Tavares sooner rather than later. That will cause Anders Lee to drop in the depth charts.
Mar 10 - 11:48 AM

Kyle Okposo (detached retina) is expected to skate with the Islanders on Saturday.

Okposo has skated by himself already this week. His return isn't imminent, but it shouldn't be too far off either as his initial timetable suggested he would be back in mid-to-late March. The Islanders have gone 11-8-1 without Okposo.
Mar 6 - 11:21 AM

Kyle Okposo has yet to skate since suffering a detached retina in late January.

Okposo was expected to be out for six-eight weeks and that would have him back in the lineup in mid-to-late March. He has 44 points in 46 games this season including a four goal game against the Penguins on January 16. Just an update in case you were wondering about his status.
Feb 15 - 9:21 AM

Kyle Okposo's upper-body injury is reportedly a detached retina.

It's not clear how Okposo suffered the injury. He is still expected to return in mid-to-late March. Mikhail Grabovski has temporarily assumed Okposo's spot on the Islanders' top line.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 3 - 4:28 PM

Kyle Okposo (upper body) has been placed on the injured reserve list.

No surprise there as it was revealed on Monday that Okposo would be out for six-to-eight weeks. With Okposo out, it looks like Mikhail Grabovski will get a chance to play on the Islanders' top line with John Tavares.
Jan 27 - 11:16 AM

Updating an earlier item, Kyle Okposo is projected to miss six-to-eight weeks with an upper-body injury.

That's a tough blow for the Islanders, as Okposo is the second on the team with 44 points in 46 games. He's formed an excellent tandem with John Tavares this season. Ryan Strome could be a candidate to replace Okposo on the top line.
Jan 26 - 3:09 PM

Kyle Okposo didn't take part in Monday's practice because of an upper-body injury.

The Islanders didn't provide any additional information, so it's unclear if he'll be ready to play on Tuesday against the New York Rangers. Consider him day-to-day for now and we'll update the situation as we learn more.
Jan 26 - 2:39 PM

Kyle Okposo has six goals and 12 points in his last nine games.

Of course a four goal game won't hurt that stat as Okposo managed to do on January 16. Okposo has been hot, along with linemate John Tavares, who has six goals and 13 points in the same nine games. Okposo has 14 goals and 44 points in 46 games which ranks him tied for 13th in NHL scoring, along with Phil Kessel and Henrik Zetterberg.
Jan 25 - 8:30 AM

Kyle Okposo was selected as the third star of the week.

Okposo had five goals and six points in three contests. That includes his four-goal night against Pittsburgh on Friday. He's only been held off the scoresheet three times in his last 13 games and now has 43 points in 45 contests in 2014-15.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 19 - 12:29 PM

Kyle Okposo scored four goals in the Islanders' 6-3 win over Pittsburgh on Friday night.

Okposo had a third period for the ages. With the Islanders trailing 3-2 in the final frame, the 26-year-old rattled off a natural hat trick to help give New York the win. It took Okposo a while to develop the offensive part of his game, but he had 69 points last season, and he's on pace to surpass that total this year. He has 13 goals and 41 points in 44 games. Teammate John Tavares assisted on three of Okposo's four goals.
Jan 16 - 11:01 PM

Kyle Okposo notched a goal for the Islanders in their 5-2 win over the Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

In fact, the Isles got goals from five different players: Okposo, Matt Martin, Anders Lee, Brian Strait (plus an assist) and Nikolay Kulemin. Even though the goals (nine) haven’t come as high a clip, Okposo has been plenty productive this season with 37 points. The goals should continue to come, too, so long as he continues to average more than three shots per game.
Jan 10 - 9:39 PM

Kyle Okposo was the lone goal scorer for the Islanders in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Canadiens.

The tally is the eighth of the campaign for Okposo, who has now racked up 29 points in 34 games, but those numbers could be much better if the winger wasn't saddled with an unlucky shooting percentage of 6.9. John Tavares and Lubomir Visnovsky drew assists on the goal.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 09:58:00 PM

Due to the NHL's mumps outbreak, the New York Islanders players decided to delay scheduled visits to children's hospitals on Tuesday.

"We're extremely disappointed that the event has been postponed, but understand the circumstances," forward Kyle Okposo said. "This has always been one of our favorite events to take part in because seeing a child smile when we give them a gift or take a picture with them is what the holiday season is all about. We're happy the children will still receive the gifts and look forward to visiting the local hospitals soon." It's not hard to see why the Islanders' players felt this was the right move given what recently happened in Pittsburgh. Beau Bennett recently paid a visit to Pittsburgh's Children's Hospital and then later found out that he had the mumps, which led to children being put into isolation.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 09:25:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1John Tavares
2Mikhail Grabovski
3Frans Nielsen
4Ryan Strome
5Casey Cizikas
6Anders Lee
LW1Michael Grabner
2Matt Martin
3Brock Nelson
4Eric Boulton
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Josh Bailey
3Tyler Kennedy
4Nikolay Kulemin
5Cal Clutterbuck
6Colin McDonald
D1Lubomir Visnovsky
2Johnny Boychuk
3Nick Leddy
4Calvin De Haan
5Travis Hamonic
6Thomas Hickey
7Brian Strait
8Matt Donovan
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Michal Neuvirth