Atlantic Division RANK: 8
Record: 23-36-5 NHL rank: 30

Kyle Okposo

#21 • RW
  • Status: Concussion, sidelined indefinitely
  • Height: 6'0
  • Weight: 218 lbs.
  • Shoots: R
  • Experience: 10 years
  • Birthdate: Apr 16, 1988
  • Birthplace: St. Paul, MN
  • Drafted: Drafted by NY Islanders in 2006 (1/7).
  • Acquired: Acquired as a free agent in 2016.
03/18/2018 1:26pm
Okposo (concussion) could return for Monday's game against the Predators. (
03/17/2018 12:44pm
Okposo (concussion) will not play in Saturday's game against the Blackhawks. (
03/02/2018 11:00am
Okposo will play Friday against Florida after sitting out Wednesday's game against Tampa Bay. (
02/28/2018 12:44pm
Okposo (personal) will not be in the lineup against the Lightning on Wednesday following the birth of his daughter. (
02/27/2018 12:37pm
Okposo missed Tuesday's practice to be with his wife, who has gone into labor. (
02/25/2018 8:53pm
Okposo drove in a power-play goal Sunday in a 4-1 home win over the Bruins. (
01/18/2018 10:42pm
Okposo contributed a goal and an assist -- both on the power play -- in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Rangers. (
01/12/2018 12:03am
Okposo scored the game-winning goal and added an assist during Thursday's 3-1 win over Columbus. (
01/01/2018 5:04pm
Okposo collected two assists -- one on the power play -- during Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Rangers. (
12/08/2017 3:58pm
Okposo will be in the lineup against Chicago on Friday, despite sitting out the morning skate, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports. (
11/12/2017 1:59pm
Okposo played 20:24 against Montreal on Saturday, the most since returning from illness. (
11/03/2017 11:29am
Okposo fashioned a goal, an assist, three hits and a plus-2 rating in a 5-4 road win over the Coyotes on Thursday. (
10/17/2017 3:52pm
Okposo (illness) will be back in the Sabres' lineup for Tuesday night's showdown in Las Vegas, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports. (
10/16/2017 12:48pm
There's a chance Okposo (illness) will return to the lineup Tuesday, The Buffalo News reports. (
10/15/2017 9:00pm
Okposo (illness) will miss his second straight game Sunday against Anaheim, the Buffalo News reports. (
10/14/2017 4:53pm
Okposo has come down with the flu, thus ruling him out for Saturday's game against the Kings in Los Angeles, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports. (
10/12/2017 10:16pm
Okposo (illness) participated in line rushes during pregame warmups, indicating he'll be in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Sharks, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports. (
10/12/2017 4:31pm
Okposo (illness) is a game-time decision for Thursday's game against San Jose, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports. (
07/25/2017 6:27pm
Okposo (illness) penned an open letter Tuesday, thanking everyone for their support and expects to be ready for the start of the season. (
07/20/2017 12:48pm
Okposo (concussion) hit the ice as part of DaBeauty League on Wednesday. (
06/15/2017 10:44pm
General manager Jason Botterill says Okposo (concussion) "should be ready for camp," Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports. (
05/16/2017 5:59pm
The Sabres expect Okposo to be available at the start of camp, Sportsnet reports. (
05/12/2017 5:30pm
Okposo reportedly suffered a concussion in late March as well as an adverse reaction to medication to treat the injury that landed him in the neurological intensive care unit in a Buffalo hospital, The Buffalo News reports. (
04/12/2017 2:43pm
The Sabres will not be making any updates on Okposo's illness anytime soon, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports. (
04/07/2017 1:41pm
Okposo is making strides in his recovery from an undisclosed illness, the Associated Press reports. (
04/05/2017 8:25pm
Okposo (illness) has been hospitalized and is in intensive care, John Vogl of The Buffalo News reports. (
04/05/2017 11:38am
Okposo (illness) will not return for the Sabres' last three games of the season, John Vogl of The Buffalo News reports. (
04/04/2017 12:56pm
Okposo (illness) did not participate in Tuesday's practice and he's seeking further medical opinion. (
04/02/2017 12:54pm
Okposo (illness) will skip Sunday's game against the Islanders. (
04/01/2017 12:01pm
Okposo was not on the ice for practice Saturday, leaving him doubtful to play in Sunday's home game versus the Islanders, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports. (
03/30/2017 12:56pm
Okposo is still fighting an illness and did not partake in Thursday's practice, John Vogl of The Buffalo News reports. (
03/28/2017 5:36pm
Okposo (illness) is doubtful to play Tuesday against the Blue Jackets. (
03/25/2017 11:07am
Okposo (ribs) will return Saturday, when the Sabres play host to the Maple Leafs. (
03/23/2017 2:32pm
Okposo (ribs) returned to practice Thursday and has a solid shot to play Saturday against the Maple Leafs, barring any setbacks. (
03/22/2017 1:49pm
Okposo (ribs) is skating again, The Buffalo News reports. (
03/14/2017 8:21pm
Okposo (ribs) will not play Tuesday against the Sharks. (
03/07/2017 11:29am
Okposo (ribs) remains week-to-week with and no return date set, WGR 550 reports. (
03/04/2017 12:06pm
Okposo (ribs) is considered week-to-week. (
03/03/2017 3:50pm
Okposo (rib cage) will miss both of this weekend's games, The Buffalo News reports. (
03/03/2017 12:14pm
Okposo (ribs) was not on the ice Friday, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports. (
03/02/2017 9:45pm
Okposo suffered an upper-body injury in Thursday's game and won't return. (
03/01/2017 1:14am
Okposo scored a goal and added an assist in Tuesday's overtime loss to Nashville -- his first multi-point game since Jan. 5. (
02/07/2017 10:26am
Okposo contributed a primary assist Monday, but it wasn't enough as the Sabres lost to the Devils on the road, 2-1. (
01/20/2017 11:34pm
Okposo scored the game-winning goal during Friday's overtime win against Detroit. (
01/10/2017 12:28pm
Okposo, who leads the Sabres with 12 goals and 27 points, has been selected for the NHL All-Star Game. (
01/06/2017 4:03am
Okposo had a power-play goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Blackhawks. (
12/21/2016 1:39pm
Despite skating 4 minutes on the power play and 18:26 overall, Okposo finished without a point for the second straight game in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout loss to Florida. (
12/14/2016 4:04am
Okposo handed out three assists and went plus-3 in Tuesday's 6-3 victory over Los Angeles. (
12/13/2016 6:46pm
Okposo (illness) is in the lineup for Tuesday's home matchup with the Kings, John Vogl of The Buffalo News reports. (
12/13/2016 12:31pm
Head coach Dan Bylsma said Okposo (illness) is feeling better and there's a good chance he'll be in the lineup Tuesday against the Kings. (
12/12/2016 12:01pm
Okposo (undisclosed) was not on the ice for practice Monday morning, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports. (
12/10/2016 7:03am
Okposo scored a power-play goal and recorded two shots on net during Friday's loss to Washington. (
11/29/2016 10:50pm
Okposo registered two power-play points -- a tally and assist -- and took five shots on goal during Tuesday's 5-4 win against the Senators. (
11/22/2016 12:55am
Okposo scored a goal and an assist with the man advantage during Monday's win over the Flames. (
11/06/2016 1:10am
Okposo deposited the game-tying goal in Saturday's road win over the Senators. (
10/30/2016 5:45pm
Okposo had two goals in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Jets. (
10/16/2016 5:17pm
Okposo (knee) is good to go for Sunday's contest with the Oilers, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports. (
10/14/2016 1:54pm
Okposo (knee) will "likely" play his first game as a Sabre on Sunday against Edmonton. (
10/12/2016 12:56pm
Okposo will not play Thursday against Montreal, John Vogl of The Buffalo News reports. (
10/11/2016 1:41pm
Okposo (knee) didn't practice with the team Tuesday but did skate. He remains questionable for the opener. (
10/11/2016 11:19am
Okposo (knee) was not on the ice for practice Tuesday, John Vogl of The Buffalo News reports. (
10/09/2016 1:28pm
Coach Dan Bylsma indicated Sunday that Okposo (knee) is "uncertain" for the opener Thursday against Montreal, Bill Hoppe of The Olean Times Herald reports. (
10/07/2016 11:03am
The Sabres aren't sure when Okposo will return to the ice after taking a puck to an unpadded part of the knee. (
10/03/2016 2:27pm
Okposo took a shot to the knee Monday at practice and will have to see a doctor, Paul Hamilton of WGR 550 reports. (
07/01/2016 12:33pm
Okposo signed a seven-year, million contract with the Sabres on Friday, ESPN reports. (
06/25/2016 12:51pm
The Red Wings are one of five teams actively pursuing Okposo, a pending unrestricted free agent, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports, citing a league source. (
06/18/2016 8:08pm
Okposo is very likely to find a new home in free agency this summer, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports. (
05/13/2016 12:03pm
Okposo has a chance to test the open market as an unrestricted free agent this summer, but Islanders general manager Garth Snow wishes to retain him, Newsday reports. (
05/06/2016 11:36pm
Okposo's power-play marker was the lone goal for the Islanders in Friday's 2-1 overtime loss to Tampa in Game 4. (
04/18/2016 10:12am
Okposo registered a pair of assists and fired three shots on goal in Sunday's Game 3 win over the Panthers. (
04/14/2016 11:28pm
Okposo found twine, tacking on an assist, two PIM and two hits in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Panthers in Game 1. (
04/10/2016 5:16pm
Okposo is among the Islanders slated to be rested Sunday against the Flyers. (
04/09/2016 7:24pm
Okposo (personal) is listed as being in the lineup Saturday night against the Sabres. (
04/09/2016 1:37pm
Okposo could be a healthy scratch for the games Saturday and/or Sunday, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports (
04/07/2016 10:29pm
Okposo picked up a power-play assist and an empty-net assist in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Rangers. (
04/04/2016 11:41pm
Okposo tallied two assists in Monday's 5-2 win over Tampa Bay. (
03/27/2016 1:03am
Okposo lit the lamp and added three hits in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Hurricanes. (
03/22/2016 2:04am
Okposo netted the team's lone goal in Monday's loss to the Flyers. (
03/16/2016 2:45am
Okposo scored a power-play goal in the third period of Wednesday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Penguins, extending his point streak to three games. (
03/06/2016 10:37pm
Okposo scored a power-play goal and added a helper in a 6-4 victory over the Rangers on Sunday. (
03/04/2016 1:07am
Okposo registered a plus-2 rating, as he scored the game-winning goal and tallied an assist in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win against the Jets. (
02/22/2016 8:23pm
Okposo and the Islanders have had no talks regarding a new contract, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports. (
02/08/2016 12:01am
Okposo tallied a hat-trick and also provided an assist in Sunday's win over the Oilers. (
01/23/2016 1:29am
Okposo scored a goal and added a helper Friday versus the Senators. (
01/09/2016 12:05pm
As expected, Okposo (illness) will play Saturday against the Flyers. (
01/08/2016 7:22pm
Okposo missed practice Friday due to an illness. (
01/03/2016 10:47pm
Okposo scored a pair of goals and assisted on another in Sunday's win over the Stars. (
12/27/2015 11:50am
Okposo (lower body) will return to the lineup for Sunday's game against the Maple Leafs, Owen O'Brien of Newsday reports. (
12/27/2015 10:53am
Okposo (lower body) is expected to play in Sunday's game against the Maple Leafs, Shannon Hogan of MSG Networks reports. (
12/23/2015 11:14pm
Okposo (lower body) may not be able to return immediately after the holiday break, reports Newsday. (
12/18/2015 3:51pm
Okposo is dealing with a lower-body injury that will keep him out for the next two games, per Oilers coach Jack Capuano. (
12/13/2015 12:48am
Okposo factored in all of the Islanders goals in a 3-2 overtime win over the Blue Jackets. He scored two goals, including the game winner in overtime, and added an assist. (
12/09/2015 11:36am
Okposo grabbed an assist and a shootout goal against the Flyers on Monday. (
11/27/2015 8:49pm
Okposo and the Islanders are not currently involved in contract negotiations, reports the Islanders Point Blank. (
11/20/2015 10:45pm
Okposo scored an assist in Friday's 5-3 loss to Montreal to extend his points streak to four games. (
11/16/2015 11:07pm
Okposo collected three assists, skated to a plus-2 and fired three shots on goal in Monday's 5-2 win over the Coyotes. (
10/27/2015 1:49am
Okposo set up a pair of goals in a 4-0 win over the Flames on Monday. (
10/25/2015 1:01am
Okposo potted a power-play goal, but he finished minus-2 in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over the Blues. (
10/17/2015 11:58pm
Okposo was terrific against the Sharks on Saturday night, producing a game-winning goal and two assists in the 6-3 win. (
10/16/2015 1:14am
Okposo scored his first goal of the season Thursday, putting a puck past Nashville's Pekka Rinne in a 4-3 comeback victory. (