Kyle Okposo RW NYI 5 Months

Kyle Okposo (lower body) isn't expected to return for New York's last three games of the season.

Coach Jack Capuano doesn't expect any of the team's injured players to return before the end of the year. "No need to rush anyone back," he said. "The standings won't change." That could include Cal Clutterbuck and Calvin De Haan, who were hurt recently. Okposo hasn't played since Mar. 25 because of a lower-body injury.

Kyle Okposo RW NYI 6 Months

Kyle Okposo (lower body) is slated to miss Wednesday's game against Ottawa.

There hasn't been much word regarding his status, but the Islanders will go with the same lineup that defeated Florida on Tuesday. Okposo has been out of action since Mar. 25 with a lower-body injury.

Kyle Okposo RW NYI 6 Months

Kyle Okposo is being listed as a game-time decision for Thursday's contest against Tampa Bay.

If he sits then it's probably due to a lower-body ailment that he's been playing through of late. The Islanders called up John Persson in the morning on an emergency basis.

Kyle Okposo RW NYI 6 Months

Kyle Okposo didn't practice Monday, but he will travel with the team to Raleigh.

The Islanders play the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. Okposo appears to still be dealing with a lower-body injury, which he returned to the lineup from on Sunday.

Kyle Okposo RW NYI 6 Months

Kyle Okposo is expected to play Sunday against the Blue Jackets.

He did not practice Friday due to a lower-body injury but seems good to go Sunday. Make sure he is active.

Kyle Okposo RW NYI 6 Months

Kyle Okposo couldn't complete Friday's practice due to a lower-body injury.

Okposo is day-to-day as a result. With him sidelined, that means the Islanders have lost their entire top line, including John Tavares (knee) and Thomas Vanek (traded). For Okposo, this is an unfortunate setback in what has been a great season. He's broken out with 27 goals and 69 points in 69 games this season.

Kyle Okposo RW NYI 6 Months

Kyle Okposo has three goals and 10 points in 10 games since the Olympic break.

Okposo has been great all year, but those numbers are particularly noteworthy because he's put them up without the benefit of playing alongside John Tavares and, for the most part, Thomas Vanek. This has been a breakout campaign for Okposo and we don't expect him to regress significantly in 2014-15.

Kyle Okposo RW NYI 6 Months

Kyle Okposo was awarded with the second star of the week.

He amassed seven points, including six assists, in three games. Okposo registered three straight multi-point efforts to give him 69 points in 68 matches this campaign. He will enter this week's action on a four-game scoring streak.

Kyle Okposo RW NYI 6 Months

Kyle Okposo notched a goal and an assist as the Islanders defeated the lowly Sabres 4-1 on Saturday night.

Perhaps Okposo isn't just the product of playing with world-class center John Tavares. Okposo is still piling up points even without Tavares in the lineup, with them in four straight tilts. Altogether, the winger has 27 goals and 42 assists on the season. Ryan Strome, Frans Nielsen and Cal Clutterbuck picked up the other markers, while Lubomir Visnovsky set up three goals. Matt Carkner had seven penalty minutes.

Kyle Okposo RW NYI 6 Months

Kyle Okposo orchestrated two assists for the Islanders in their 4-3 loss to San Jose on Friday night.

The 25 year-old breakout winger is still putting up points despite the absence of his playmaking center John Tavares and the offensive prowess of Thomas Vanek. In eight games since the Olympic break, Okposo has compiled two goals and six assists for eight points.