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Okposo may be taken off the top line with John Tavares, according to Newsday.

The Islanders offense has been struggling mightily of late with only 10 goals in their last seven games and Okposo has been part of the problem with only one goal since his return from an eye injury. Okposo is not the sole reason for the Isles scoring woes but could move down to the second line with Frans Nielsen who he has had success with in the past.

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Okposo put the finishing touches on the Isles' victory over the Devils on Saturday, tallying an empty-net goal in the game's final minute.

It's the first point for Okposo since returning from a nearly two-month absence due to a detached retina. After averaging just under a point per contest before missing time, Okposo has struggled to reintegrate himself into the lineup, as his return coincided with four straight losses before the Isles ended the streak Saturday. While an empty-net goal shouldn't be viewed as a sign that he's back on track, Okposo provided further encouragement with five shot attempts on the night, marking his highest total in his first five games back with the team.

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Okposo (eye) will return to action Tuesday against the Rangers.

Okposo, who will thus come off IR in advance of Tuesday's contest, hasn't played since January 19th, but he'll return to the Isles' lineup second on the team in scoring, with 44 points in 46 games to date.

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Okposo (eye) could return for Tuesday's matchup versus the Rangers, according to Newsday.

Okposo will need to be cleared by the medical staff before the team will make their final determination if he should return to the lineup. Keep in mind that the Islanders are known for being conservative with their injuries and prefer to wait an extra game or two rather than risk re-injury. A win Tuesday versus the Rangers would certainly help the Isles in their quest to win the division but in the long run it may be more beneficial to keep him out a few more days.

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Okposo (eye) skated with the Islanders on Saturday morning, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

Okposo continues to recover from a detached retina and seems to have made at least some level of progress, as he previously hadn't been cleared to skate with his teammates. The winger, who has missed the Islanders' last 20 games, is still without a firm timetable for a return.

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Okposo (eye) has joined the team on their current road trip, according to Newsday.

Okposo started skating on his own Monday but is now ready to participate in team practices. He is still likely to miss the game Saturday versus the Panthers but perhaps he could return mid to late next week.

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Okposo (eye) was scheduled to skate before the Islanders' practice Monday morning, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

It hasn't been revealed if that plan was executed, but it's nonetheless a positive sign that Okposo is at least warranting consideration to get back on the ice. He'll likely require a few days of skating on his own before receiving clearance to practice, potentially putting him on pace to return to action by mid-to-late March.

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Okposo (eye) is no closer to a return to the Islanders, according to Newsday.Okposo is able to do off ice work but still hasn't resumed skating, something he's not expected to do for another 7-10 days. That timetable puts a possible return to lineup at or around mid-March if no setbacks occur.

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Okposo (eye) still isn't skating for the Islanders, according to Newsday.Okposo had surgery to repair the detached retina over three weeks ago and there has always been some concern over the six to eight week timetable. That timetable can change depending upon the severity of the injury and as of right now the best case scenario is that he will return to team in about three weeks but the Isles are being very quiet on when his exact return will be.

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The upper body injury that Okposo suffered was a detached retina, according to

What is unknown at this time is how severe of a detachment this is. The more severe the detachment and/or the longer it has been present could change not only how long Okposo will be out of the lineup for, but how much or how quickly his vision will return.