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Kyle Okposo | Winger | #21

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/16/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 218
College: Minnesota
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (7) / NYI
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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

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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

Kyle Okposo (ribs) may be ready to return as soon as Saturday against Toronto.

"We missed a ton with Kyle not in our lineup," coach Dan Bylsma said. "At the time when he was injured he was the leading point-getter on our team. He's a presence offensively for our team on the ice but I think even more just the leadership that he's shown is what we've missed." Okposo was back on the ice for Thursday's practice and he is nearing a return to the lineup.
Mar 24 - 8:43 AM

Kyle Okposo (ribs) took to practice with Buffalo on Thursday.

This is a positive sign that he's recovering well from the injury. Coach Dan Bylsma noted that he may be able to return to action some time next week.
Mar 23 - 1:18 PM

Kyle Okposo sat out his 10th straight game Tuesday because of a rib injury.

It's possible that he could be back with the team next week. Okposo has been doing conditioning skates and he has been making some progress.
Mar 22 - 10:23 AM

Dan Bylsma noted that Kyle Okposo (ribs) may return to the lineup in a week's time.

The talented winger has been skating on his own, which is certainly a positive sign that he's recovering from his injury. Through 63 games this season, Okposo has posted 19 goals and 43 points but has been absent since March 2nd.
Mar 21 - 4:51 PM

Kyle Okposo (ribs) is considered week-to-week.

Coach Dan Bylsma is hoping that Okposo can be re-evaluated shortly to get a better idea when he can return. Okposo won't play this weekend because of an injury he suffered on Thursday.
Mar 4 - 2:02 PM

Kyle Okposo (ribs) won't suit up for the Sabres this weekend.

That means he'll miss games against both Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh on Saturday and Sunday. "He’s our leading scorer and also a big part of our team and how we play, how we want to play and and provides big leadership in that aspect and that's something we'll miss when he's not in the lineup," Bylsma said of Okposo, who has 19 goals and 43 points in 63 contests.
Mar 4 - 10:49 AM

Kyle Okposo (ribs) missed Friday's practice.

Okposo sustained the injury during Thursday's game. He has 19 goals and 43 points in 63 contests this season.
Mar 3 - 11:59 AM

Kyle Okposo sustained a "mid-body injury" in Thursday's win over Arizona.

He did not return for the third period after he was on the receiving end of a big hit from Kevin Connauton in the second. "I know he was getting X-rays and he wasn't coming back to play in the third period," said coach Dan Bylsma. "I don't have a final report on it. But it was a shot to the ribs or it was the boards against the rib cage. That is where the injury's at."
Mar 3 - 9:09 AM

Kyle Okposo scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Nashville Predators.

Okposo's first-period goal extended Buffalo's lead to 2-0. The Sabres forward helped set up Jake McCabe's goal early in the third frame to push his team's advantage to 4-2, but they crumbled after that point. Okposo finished the game with five shots on goal and one hit in 20:49 of ice time. He has 19 goals and 41 points in 62 games this season. Evander Kane and Brian Gionta also found the back of the net for Buffalo.
Feb 28 - 10:55 PM

Kyle Okposo stayed hot during Saturdays' 3-2 win over the Blues.

His seven-game point streak came to an end on Thursday, but he got back on the scoresheet Saturday afternoon with an assist. For the season the talented winger has 18 goals and 39 points in 58 games.
Feb 18 - 4:33 PM

Kyle Okposo has a seven-game point streak going into Thursday's match with Colorado.

He has three goals and four assists during that span. Okposo leads the Sabres with 18 goals and 38 points in 56 games this season.
Feb 16 - 8:08 AM

Kyle Okposo extended his point streak to six games with a goal in Buffalo's 4-2 loss to Vancouver on Sunday.

Okposo hasn't had a multi-point effort during the streak, but he's consistently found the scoresheet. The 28-year-old has 18 goals and 37 points in 55 games this season.
Feb 12 - 11:36 PM

Kyle Okposo added to his team-scoring lead with an assist in Monday's 2-1 loss to New Jersey.

The Sabres newcomer leads the team with 33 points and 16 goals in 51 games this season. Okposo has a goal and an assist in his last two outings.
Feb 7 - 9:46 AM

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3Matt Moulson
4Brian Gionta
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