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Kyle Okposo | Winger | #21

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/16/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 218
College: Minnesota
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (7) / NYI
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Kyle Okposo is expected to be ready for the start of training camp, according to GM Jason Botterill.
Okposo was in the neurological intensive care unit after he had a reaction to medication he was taking for a concussion. "We've had conversation with him. Everything's looking great from Kyle," Botterill said. "He physically looks great and mentally looks great." This is great news for the Sabres and Okposo. Jun 15 - 9:40 PM

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Kyle Okposo reportedly visited the Sabres' facility for the first time since he was hospitalized.

The Buffalo Sabres haven't disclosed the nature of Okposo's condition and haven't been providing updates about his status. However, a previous report stated that Okposo had a concussion and then had a reaction to the medication he was given, which led to him being sent to the neurological intensive care unit. Fortunately, Okposo is reportedly in good spirits and showing signs of improvement. However, there isn't a timetable for when he'll resume skating.
Source: CBC.ca
Jun 4 - 1:51 PM

Kyle Okposo had a concussion, per teammate William Carrier.

Okposo reportedly had a reaction to the medication he was given due to the injury and that's what resulted in him heading to the neurological intensive care unit. When that incident originally happened, the Sabres released a statement saying, "Kyle continues to be under the care of our doctors as he deals with symptoms from an illness. Out of respect to Kyle and his family, we will have no further comment at this time." Since then Buffalo has offered no further updates. On a positive note, Okposo is reportedly doing better and might be fine by the start of training camp.
May 12 - 2:25 PM

Buffalo coach Dan Bylsma didn't have an update on Kyle Okposo's condition when he talked to the media on Monday.

Okposo's last appearance of the season came on Mar. 27 because of an illness that sent him to the neuro intensive care unit at Buffalo General Medical Center. Bylsma couldn't even say if Okposo would be ready for the start of the 2017-18 campaign. Perhaps the team will have more to say on the matter soon.
Apr 11 - 10:18 AM

Kyle Okposo has reportedly been released from Buffalo General Hospital where he spent time at the Neuro Surgical ICU.

Okposo was hospitalized for five days. Keep in mind that none of this has been confirmed by the Sabres, so we'll have to wait to see what the team says. The last Sabres statement was on Wednesday and it read: "Kyle continues to be under the care of our doctors as he deals with symptoms from an illness. Out of respect to Kyle and his family, we will have no further comment at this time."
Source: WIVB.com
Apr 7 - 2:35 PM

Kyle Okposo is reportedly showing signs of improvement from his undisclosed illness.

Okposo was reportedly hospitalized and is in intensive care at the Neuro Surgical ICU at Buffalo General Hospital. He's spent the last five days in the hospital and there's no timetable for when he might be released. The Buffalo Sabres made the following statement on Wednesday: "Kyle continues to be under the care of our doctors as he deals with symptoms from an illness. Out of respect to Kyle and his family, we will have no further comment at this time." The Sabres haven't provided updates since that date. We wish Okposo all the best in his recovery.
Source: USA Today
Apr 7 - 2:21 PM

The Buffalo Sabres have not announced that Kyle Okposo has been hospitalized yet.

The team released a statement on Wednesday after it was reported by multiple sources that Okposo was in the neuro surgical intensive care unit at Buffalo General Hospital. "Kyle continues to be under the care of our doctors as he deals with symptoms from an illness," the Sabres said in a statement. "Out of respect to Kyle and his family, we will have no further comment at this time." The situation will probably become clearer soon and more importantly we are hoping for a speedy recovery for Okposo.
Source: TSN.ca
Apr 6 - 8:41 AM

Kyle Okposo has been hospitalized and is in intensive care at the Neuro Surgical ICU at Buffalo General Hospital.

Paul Hamilton of WGR-AM 550 reported it first and The Buffalo News has confirmed it. That suggests Okposo could be dealing with an issue such as a stroke, brain hemorrhage, trauma or a tumor. "It's a difficult thing for him to be dealing with now in this situation," coach Dan Bylsma said. "Very, as a coach and a person, concerned for him and his situation. He's seeing our doctors and done some tests." The Sabres will probably reveal more about the situation soon. We wish him the best and hope he has a speedy recovery.
Apr 5 - 8:37 PM

Kyle Okposo (illness) isn't expected to play in Buffalo's last three games of the regular season.

He was already ruled out for Wednesday's game because of a mystery illness that has lingered for more than a week. Okposo went through some testing on Tuesday to determine what is making him feel so ill.
Apr 5 - 11:17 AM

Kyle Okposo (illness) won't play Wednesday night.

"Kyle's still dealing with sickness and illness," coach Dan Bylsma said. "He has gone through some testing with our docs just trying to get more information about it." Bylsma mentioned earlier in the week that Okposo is not suffering from mumps. He hasn't played since Mar. 27 because of the mystery ailment.
Apr 4 - 6:32 PM

Kyle Okposo (illness) won't return to the lineup on Monday.

Coach Dan Bylsma said that Okposo "is still under the weather and not able to play." This will be the third straight game he has missed.
Apr 3 - 4:26 PM

Kyle Okposo will miss Sunday's match with the Islanders due to illness.

Per Coach Dan Bylsma, "Kyle is sick and ill right now and hasn’t really recovered from it at this point in time." Okposo has 19 goals and 45 points in 65 matches this season. Consider him day-to-day, for now.
Apr 1 - 1:25 PM

Kyle Okposo (illness) didn't take part in Thursday's practice.

He didn't play on Tuesday because of an illness. The Sabres don't play until Sunday, so Okposo still has plenty of time to recover.
Mar 31 - 8:31 AM

Kyle Okposo is not expected to play Tuesday because of an illness.

He picked up two assists on Saturday in his return from a rib injury and logged nearly 16 minutes against Florida on Monday. Okposo has 19 goals and 45 points in 65 matches this season.
Mar 28 - 4:57 PM

Kyle Okposo is expected to be back in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Okposo hasn't suited up since Mar. 2 due to a rib injury. He has 19 goals and 43 points in 63 games this season. Okposo is also going to be put on the power play right away, so he could have some decent value in standard fantasy leagues.
Mar 25 - 11:48 AM

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RW1Kyle Okposo
2Sam Reinhart
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