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Kyle Okposo | Winger | #21

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/16/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 217
College: Minnesota
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (7) / NYI
Contract: view contract details

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Kyle Okposo led the Sabres with six shots on goal in Thursday's 2-1 loss to Vancouver.
All of those shots came in the first two periods, but he was unable to beat Canucks netminder Jacob Markstrom. It was his first game without a point this season. Okposo has one goal and two helpers in three outings with Buffalo. Oct 21 - 7:48 AM

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Kyle Okposo potted a goal in his Buffalo debut and added an assist in a 6-2 win over Edmonton on Sunday night.

He lit the lamp just 2:37 into the first period and picked up a helper on Ryan O'Reilly's power-play marker shortly later. Okposo had to sit out Thursday's opener against Montreal because of a bruised knee.
Oct 17 - 9:41 AM

Kyle Okposo will make his Sabres debut on Sunday night against the Oilers.

Okposo is a must-start in all formats, especially against an Edmonton team who does not boast great defense or goaltending. He skated on Buffalo's top line with Ryan O'Reilly and Sam Reinhart in Saturday's practice.
Source: Adam Gretz
Oct 16 - 2:43 PM

The Sabres are confident that Kyle Okposo will be able to play against the Oilers Sunday night.

Okposo missed the Sabres' opening night loss Thursday due to a knee injury but looks as if he will be good to go on Sunday. Okposo will line up alongside Ryan O'Reilly and Sam Reinhart. Get ready to activate him.
Oct 16 - 9:12 AM

Kyle Okposo (knee) was able to participate in Friday's practice.

Okposo is optimistic about his chances of playing on Sunday. That would be a nice break for the Sabres after losing Jack Eichel (ankle) and Evander Kane (ribs) to significant injuries.
Oct 14 - 4:52 PM

Kyle Okposo (knee) skated with the Sabres Thursday morning.

That doesn't change the fact that Okposo will miss the Sabres' opener on Thursday. He might be available on Sunday though.
Oct 13 - 1:57 PM

Kyle Okposo (knee) will not play in Thursday's home opener versus Montreal.

He hasn't been practicing or skating since taking a slapshot off his knee at practice last week. Okposo is considered day-to-day.
Oct 12 - 12:28 PM

Kyle Okposo (knee) didn't practice on Tuesday.

"He is getting better each day," coach Dan Bylsma said. "He also really hasn't skated for eight days, nine days now. That is a concern about that situation." Okposo may not be ready to play in Buffalo's opener on Thursday night.
Oct 11 - 5:13 PM

Kyle Okposo (knee) is making some progress.

"Still recovering," coach Dan Bylsma said. "He's gotten better each day to this point in time, so it's continuing to improve." Okposo was injured at practice on Monday when he was hit in the knee by a slapshot.
Oct 7 - 7:48 AM

Kyle Okposo was struck in the knee by a slapshot at practice on Monday.

Coach Dan Bylsma said that Okposo was questionable for the team's upcoming two-game road trip. "He's got quite a big bruise," said Bylsma. "Just a slapshot to an area he didn't have any padding." Consider him day-to-day for now.
Oct 4 - 9:20 AM

Kyle Okposo loves the potential of the Sabres.

"I think there's a lot of room to improve and the upside of this team is extremely high," Okposo said. "I've been through a rebuild before early in my career and have seen it come to kind of a fruition you can say. And there is light at the end of the tunnel and for this team I think it could come a lot quicker than my experiences with the Islanders just because of how talented the group is and how hard we work. So I'm really looking forward to that." He doesn't feel any additional pressure after he inked a seven-year, $42 million contract in the summer with Buffalo. Okposo is expected to bring some depth scoring and on-ice leadership to the team in 2016-17.
Sep 23 - 7:41 AM

Kyle Okposo sees similarities between Jack Eichel and John Tavares.

"Obviously, I don't know Jack's game as well as I knew Johnny's from playing with him, but I see a lot of similarities in the hype and the skill set and some of the things that he does out there from when Johnny was 18," Okposo said. "I know where Johnny's career path went, and I know how he worked and how hard it was for him to get there. Just looking forward to maybe saying a couple things to Jack or sharing some of those experiences with him and just trying to help him grow." Okposo might also end up on a line with Eichel, just as he was with Tavares. Okposo signed a seven-year, $42 million contract with Buffalo, which puts him in a position to be a central figure as the Sabres attempt to transition from a rebuilding squad to a competitive one.
Jul 8 - 4:14 AM

It is not clear if newly-signed Kyle Okposo will play on a line with Ryan O'Reilly or Jack Eichel.

In either case, Okposo will be playing alongside a very talented pivot. The Sabres, who will now press hard to sign Jimmy Vesey, will boast a very talented top six. The top two units will feature some combination of Okposo, Evander Kane, Eichel, O'Reilly, Sam Reinhart and probably Vesey. Not a bad place for Okposo to land.
Jul 2 - 9:25 AM

After signing a seven-year, $42 million contract, Kyle Okposo will reunite with Matt Moulson in Buffalo.

The pair played a little over four seasons together and share a strong bond on and off the ice. Moulson is Godfather to Okposo's daughter, while Okposo is Godfather to Moulson's son. It will be interesting to see if the reunion will give a jump to Moulson's stats seeing him only able to score eight times in 81 games last season.
Jul 1 - 7:36 PM

Kyle Okposo didn't have any negotiations with the Islanders towards the end of the season.

Okposo ended up signing a seven-year, $42 million contract. He's projected to play alongside Jack Eichel in Buffalo after working with John Tavares. At the age of 28, it's not unreasonable to believe that Okposo has seven good years left in him, although obviously any long-term deal comes with a degree of risk.
Jul 1 - 6:38 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan O'Reilly
2Jack Eichel
3Johan Larsson
4Zemgus Girgensons
5Derek Grant
LW1Evander Kane
2Tyler Ennis
3Marcus Foligno
4Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Sam Reinhart
3Matt Moulson
4Brian Gionta
5Hudson Fasching
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Zach Bogosian
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Jake McCabe
5Josh Gorges
6Cody Franson
7Casey Nelson
G1Robin Lehner
2Anders Nilsson
3Linus Ullmark