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Kyle Okposo | Winger | #21

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/16/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 220
College: Minnesota
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (7) / NYI
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Kyle Okposo is hoping to build off his goal on Friday.
Okposo has been limited to four goals and 12 points in 27 contests this season. Not including an empty netter on Nov. 24, Okposo's goal on Friday was his first in 13 contests. "It's been a tough year in the goals and points department for me so I'm trying to build off that," Okposo said. "I have to take advantage of my opportunities and I've had some but just haven't put them in the back of the net. That one definitely felt good to go in." It's worth noting that Okposo's shooting percentage is just 6.5, which is well below his career average of 10.4%. It might be that he's dealt with a bit of bad luck so far and perhaps things will even out in the end. Dec 10 - 9:38 AM

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Kyle Okposo scored a goal in Friday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Okposo's goal at the 11:00 mark of the second period gave the Sabres a 2-1 lead at the time. It was just his second goal in his last three contests. He now has four goals and 12 points in 27 games this season. Okposo has been a major free-agent bust since signing with the Sabres two off-seasons ago.
Dec 8 - 11:53 PM

Kyle Okposo scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 3-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers.

Okposo registered the primary assist on Jacob Josefson's second-period goal. He then added an empty-netter in the final minute of regulation. Okposo finished the game with a plus-2 rating, two penalty minutes and three shots on goal in 17:39 of ice time. The Sabres forward now has three goals and eight assists in 21 games this season.
Nov 24 - 10:17 PM

Kyle Okposo scored a power play goal in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Florida Panthers.

Okposo's goal at the 13:02 mark of the first period gave the Sabres a 1-0 lead, but it was all downhill from there. On a positive note, the 29-year-old has two goals in his last four games after not scoring in his first 10 contests. Still, Okposo's production has been incredibly disappointing since signing a free-agent contract with Buffalo in the summer of 2016. He has just five points and a minus-9 rating in 14 games this season.
Nov 10 - 10:08 PM

Kyle Okposo scored his first goal of the season on Thursday against the Arizona Coyotes.

Okposo was definitely bothered to have only scored his first goal in his 11th game of the season. "It's a big goal for me," the right winger admitted. "I've been pressing. I felt like the last five games have been better for me, but still without that goal, it's always tough. You're looking to get those zeros off the board. Hopefully, the floodgates open, but that was a big one for me." He now has points in two straight games but a slow start to the season has him currently at four points in 11 games. He definitely has offensive upside but can safely be dropped in fantasy leagues.
Nov 4 - 9:51 AM

Kyle Okposo registered his first goal of the year on Thursday night in a 5-4 win over Arizona.

Okposo got on the board with 0.9 seconds left in the first period to make it 1-1. He also added an assist in the match. Okposo has provided four points through 11 games this season.
Nov 3 - 9:14 AM

Kyle Okposo has contributed one assist in first nine games this season.

Okposo had four markers last year through nine matches. Matt Moulson, Jordan Nolan and Jacob Josefson are Buffalo's other goalless forwards. Okposo should not be among that group and needs to get going.
Oct 27 - 8:45 AM

Kyle Okposo practiced alongside Jack Eichel and Evander Kane on Monday.

Okposo spent a lot of time on the bench on Friday, but he looked a lot better during Saturday's contest, which has gotten him out of the doghouse. "Still looking for more, still looking for production," Okposo said. "That's something that I've prided myself on the last number of years, and it's not there right now. I thought the work was better definitely and created some opportunities … but I've got to produce." Okposo has an assist and minus-six rating in seven contests this season so he's still has a long way to go, but at least he's in a position to succeed.
Oct 24 - 4:54 AM

Sabres head coach Phil Housley benched Kyle Okposo during Friday night's game against the Canucks.

Okposo got just 11 seconds of ice time during the final 12:23 of the second period and he got just a single shift in the third frame. "I've just got to play better. Plain and simple," said Okposo. "I haven't really liked my game up to this point. I seem to be thinking a lot. I've just got to settle down and make some plays. I've played in this league a long time. I know I can do it. I can make some plays, and I've got to go out there and prove it." He has no goals, one assist and a minus-7 rating in six games this season.
Oct 21 - 11:50 AM

Kyle Okposo (illness) will play in Tuesday's game against the Golden Knights.

Okposo has missed the last two games because of the illness. The winger is off to a rough start this season, as he has no goals, no points and a minus-6 rating in four games this season. "Basically sitting in a hotel room for 2 1/2 straight days is not good stuff," Okposo said. "It's good to feel like a human being again being out and about and resuming normal activities."
Oct 17 - 3:47 PM

Kyle Okposo (illness) may be back in the lineup on Tuesday night.

Okposo has missed the last two games due to an illness. "He's feeling better," said coach Phil Housley. "He's able to keep some food down, rode the bike today. He's moving in a good direction."
Oct 16 - 10:06 AM

Buffalo Sabres head coach Phil Housley has announced that Kyle Okposo will not play tonight against the LA Kings due to an illness.

Housley also stated that the illness has nothing to due with the illness that caused Okposo to miss the remaining portion of last season. Matt Moulson will play in his spot alongside Ryan O'Reilly and Evander Kane.
Oct 14 - 3:32 PM

Kyle Okposo (illness) is expected to play in Thursday's game against the San Jose Sharks.

Okposo didn't take part in the morning skate, but he's taking line rushes during the pre-game warmup. He's skating on a line with Ryan O'Reilly and Evander Kane. Okposo has no points and a minus-6 rating in three games this season.
Oct 12 - 10:21 PM

Kyle Okposo is questionable for Thursday's game due to an illness.

Okposo was too sick to practice on Thursday, but it will come down to how he feels around game time. He has no points in three contests this season.
Oct 12 - 5:20 PM

Kyle Okposo was moved to a line with Sam Reinhart and Benoit Pouliot at Sunday's practice.

Seth Griffith replaced Okposo alongsinde Ryan O'Reilly and Zemgus Girgensons. "Everybody has a responsibility, individually, to bring what they can bring to the line," coach Phil Housely said. "I thought we needed to change it up a little bit. I don't have right now the lines we'll go with (Monday) but certainly there will be changes if we don't feel we're getting proper execution."
Oct 9 - 9:50 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jack Eichel
2Ryan O'Reilly
3Sam Reinhart
4Evan Rodrigues
5Jacob Josefson
6Johan Larsson
LW1Evander Kane
2Benoit Pouliot
3Zemgus Girgensons
4Jordan Nolan
5Scott Wilson
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Jason Pominville
3Hudson Fasching
4Justin Bailey
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Marco Scandella
3Zach Bogosian
4Nathan Beaulieu
5Jake McCabe
6Josh Gorges
7Victor Antipin
8Justin Falk
9Taylor Fedun
G1Robin Lehner
2Chad Johnson