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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 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

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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.
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.
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

Kyle Okposo netted a goal for the Islanders in their 3-2 win over the Blackhawks on Saturday night.

The Islanders were outplayed in the first, then turned on the jets possession-wise in the second and third periods. New York went down twice in the game, responding within six seconds in the second period and in seven minutes in the third. Okposo’s power play goal tied the game at two, and he has seven goals and 27 points on the year. Lubomir Visnovsky scored the winner, with Cal Clutterbuck getting the team's first goal of the game. Brock Nelson led the team with seven shots on goal.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 09:44:00 PM

Kyle Okposo scored and added an assist in the Islanders' 6-3 loss to St. Louis on Thursday night.

The righty has 26 points in 29 games this season to go with seven multi-point games on the year. Okposo is in for a tough test on Saturday against the Blackhawks and streaking goaltender Scott Darling.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 12:06:00 AM

Kyle Okposo's two assists weren't enough as the New York Islanders fell to the St. Louis Blues 6-4 on Saturday.

Okposo now has 24 points in 27 games this season, and he could improve upon his five goals considering his bad shooting luck (6.0 shooting percentage). Nick Leddy also had two assists while Frans Nielsen scored a goal and added a helper of his own.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 04:28:00 PM

Kyle Okposo didn't score but he certainly came close as he and the New York Islanders prevailed Monday night with a memorable, 1-0 shootout win over the visiting Philadelphia Flyers.

Okposo fired eight shots on net and was robbed on several good opportunities by Flyers goalie Steve Mason, who had a phenomenal game with 46 saves. Mason stopped Okposo on his shootout chance as well, but Frans Neilsen and John Tavares were able to get past Mason in the shootout and the Islanders were able to come out with a victory. It was their fourth victory in a row.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 10:43:00 PM

Depth Charts

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