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Kyle Okposo | Winger | #21

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/16/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 220
College: Minnesota
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (7) / NYI
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Kyle Okposo scored his 14th goal of the year in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to Ottawa.
Okposo cut the Senators' lead to 3-2 going into the third period, but that was as close as the Sabres would come. He has three goals and two assists in the past six games. Apr 5 - 9:31 AM

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Kyle Okposo found the back of the net twice in a 7-4 win over Nashville on Saturday.

Okposo has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last four games. He has 13 goals and 42 points in 72 contests this season. Unfortunately, his minus-32 rating is a big drawback in a lot of fantasy leagues. If the season ended today, that would go down as by far his worst plus/minus rating.
Apr 1 - 8:10 AM

Kyle Okposo will get back in the lineup Monday from a concussion.

Okposo has missed the last three games due to a concussion after he was injured on Mar. 8. He has 11 goals and 38 points in 65 games this season. Okposo was on the team's fourth line during the morning skate.
Mar 19 - 4:15 PM

Kyle Okposo (concussion) appears to be likely to be back in the lineup on Monday night.

Okposo has sat out the last three games after a collision with Ottawa's Bobby Ryan on Mar. 8 and he's eager to get back into the lineup. "I've got a personal number I'd like to hit with my own goals, assists and points and shots," he said. "It's been a real struggle personally for me this year, I think a down year for me. I'm just trying to work as hard as I can and make a positive impact on this group and just try and lead by example with my work ethic and preparation." His status could be confirmed after the team's morning skate.
Mar 19 - 9:56 AM

Kyle Okposo (concussion) was on the ice with the Sabres Friday morning.

Okposo reported afterwards that he's feeling better and didn't have to deal with the same symptoms as his previous concussion last season. By the sounds of things, he should be back in the lineup in the not too distant future.
Mar 16 - 1:14 PM

Kyle Okposo has been concussed.

Okposo was hurt on Thursday in a collision with Ottawa's Bobby Ryan. As is expected with a concussion, the Sabres plan to take it day-by-day. He has 11 goals and 38 points in 65 contests this season.
Mar 9 - 12:55 PM

Kyle Okposo (upper body) will be evaluated on Friday.

Coach Phil Housley would not say if Okposo went into concussion protocol after the Sabres forward was involved in a collision with Ottawa's Bobby Ryan on Thursday night. He sat out the final six games of the 2016-17 campaign with a concussion and had to spend time at the neuro intensive care unit of Buffalo General Hospital after he had a severe reaction to medication.
Mar 9 - 9:05 AM

Kyle Okposo suffered an injury in Thursday's game against the Ottawa Senators.

Okposo was hurt after he collided with Sens forward Bobby Ryan. We'll provide an update on his status as soon as the Sabres make one available.
Mar 8 - 9:35 PM

Kyle Okposo will return to Buffalo's lineup for Friday's game against Florida.

He missed Wednesday's game because his wife was giving birth. Okposo is skating on a line with Zemgus Girgensons and Nicholas Baptiste. He has 11 goals and 37 points in 61 games this season.
Mar 2 - 7:22 PM

Kyle Okposo will not participate in Wednesday's game.

Okposo is celebrating the birth of his daughter. Congratulations to him and his growing family. He is expected to join the team on the trip.
Feb 28 - 1:51 PM

Kyle Okposo did not practice Tuesday because his wife went into labor.

Okposo was at the hospital with her, so the Sabres intend to call up someone from the minors to go on the road with the team as insurance. Consider Okposo day-to-day for now.
Feb 27 - 12:25 PM

Kyle Okposo tallied his 10th goal of the season in a 3-2 loss to Washington on Monday in matinee action.

Okposo got Buffalo on the board at the 12:42 mark of the third period, but Evgeny Kuznetsov sealed the Capitals' victory with an empty-netter shortly later. Okposo has collected two goals and eight assists in the last 13 games. Evander Kane also scored for the Sabres with 3.3 seconds left in regulation.
Feb 19 - 6:08 PM

Kyle Okposo registered a pair of assists in Tuesday's 5-0 win over Edmonton.

Okposo earned helpers on goals by Zemgus Girgensons and Jack Eichel (power play) in the contest. He has posted multi-point efforts in four of his last six outings.
Jan 24 - 9:21 AM

Kyle Okposo didn't take part in practice on Friday.

Head coach Phil Housley said that Okposo took a maintenance day. It doesn't sound like the Sabres forward will be forced to miss any time. Okposo has put together three straight multi-point efforts. He has eight goals and 26 points in 43 games this season.
Jan 20 - 10:47 AM

Kyle Okposo scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the New York Rangers.

Okposo's power play tally at the 18:41 mark of the first period tied the game at one. He then registered the primary assist on Rasmus Ristolainen's power play goal to tie the game at three. Okposo finished the night with a minus-2 rating and one shot on goal in 19:24 of ice time. The Sabres have now put together three consecutive multi-point games. Okposo has accumulated seven points during that span. He's up to eight goals and 26 points in 43 games this season.
Jan 18 - 10:29 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jack Eichel
2Ryan O'Reilly
3Sam Reinhart
4Evan Rodrigues
5Jacob Josefson
6Johan Larsson
LW1Benoit Pouliot
2Zemgus Girgensons
3Jordan Nolan
4Scott Wilson
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Jason Pominville
3Justin Bailey
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Marco Scandella
3Zach Bogosian
4Nathan Beaulieu
5Jake McCabe
6Josh Gorges
7Victor Antipin
8Justin Falk
G1Robin Lehner
2Chad Johnson