Kyle Okposo
RW BUF
1 week ago

Okposo played 20:24 against Montreal on Saturday, the most since returning from illness.

EDGE Analysis

Okposo missed two games due to his ailment in mid-October and saw his ice time range from 9:23 to 18:56 since returning, but logged 20:24 and registered three shots on net against the Habs. He's scored five points in 15 games this season, which is below his usual pace, but the entire team is struggling to score, with just six goals in their past four games. The good news is that Okposo is a fixture on Ryan O'Reilly's line, which means Okposo will continue to get good scoring opportunities at even strength and on the power play. Okposo can be valuable in fantasy leagues that count peripherals, but his current scoring pace and minus-9 rating make him unpalatable in most leagues.

Kyle Okposo
RW BUF
2 weeks ago

Okposo fashioned a goal, an assist, three hits and a plus-2 rating in a 5-4 road win over the Coyotes on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

The American winger opened the scoring for the Sabres, with his early production proving clutch as the 'Yotes netted three unanswered goals for a comeback bid that barely fell short. Still, Okposo's four points (one goal, three assists) through 11 games qualifies as a disappointment and that trend is made worse by his tallying just a single man-advantage point so far. Coach Phil Housley has given the 29-year-old 16:43 of average ice time, which is more than two minutes less per contest than he garnered last year, so it's no surprise to see Okposo's production slip in response to reduced playing time.

Kyle Okposo
RW BUF
1 month ago

Okposo (illness) will be back in the Sabres' lineup for Tuesday night's showdown in Las Vegas, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Okposo was forced to miss two games as a result of his ailment, but he is apparently healthy and ready to retake his regular offensive role both on the power play and at regular strength. The Minnesota native has been shooting the puck plenty, racking up 11 shots on goal in his first four contests, but has yet to break into the points column, something he'll look to change against Malcolm Subban and the Golden Knights on Tuesday.

Kyle Okposo
RW BUF
1 month ago

There's a chance Okposo (illness) will return to the lineup Tuesday, The Buffalo News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Okposo has missed the last two games against Anaheim and L.A. due to illness. He missed time at the end of last season due to illness as well, and it's unclear if his current condition is related. Through four games Okposo has yet to register a point despite taking 11 shots on goal. He'll return to his usual spot on the top two lines when he's healthy.

Kyle Okposo
RW BUF
1 month ago

Okposo (illness) will miss his second straight game Sunday against Anaheim, the Buffalo News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Even though Okposo is recovering and was able to exercise Sunday, he's still not healthy enough to take the ice. Even though the 29-year-old has gone pointless to start the season, he recorded 45 points in 65 games last season for Buffalo and his offensive production will certainly be missed. Okposo will shoot to return Tuesday against Vegas.

Kyle Okposo
RW BUF
1 month ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

Harrington adds that the top-six winger could be held out of Sunday's away game with the Ducks as well. It's been a tough start to the season for Okposo, as he's skated to a minus-6 rating without any points through the season's first four games. Fortunately, his latest illness reportedly is unrelated to a problem with medications that saw him land in the intensive care unit at the end of the 2016-17 campaign.

Kyle Okposo
RW BUF
1 month ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

Okposo missed Thursday's morning skate due to an illness, but he'll slot into his usual spot skating on the Sabres' second line and second power-play unit against the Sharks. The 29-year-old forward has struggled out of the gate, as he's failed to tally a single point while registering an ugly minus-6 rating over the first three games of the campaign.

Kyle Okposo
RW BUF
1 month ago

Okposo (illness) is a game-time decision for Thursday's game against San Jose, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

EDGE Analysis

The former Islander woke up feeling under the weather, which caused him to miss the team's morning skate ahead of Thursday's tilt. If Okposo is able to play, he'll be looking to get off the schneid after going scoreless with a minus-6 rating in the first three games of the season, but if he's unable to go, expect Matt Moulson to enter the lineup.

Kyle Okposo
RW BUF
4 months ago

Okposo (illness) penned an open letter Tuesday, thanking everyone for their support and expects to be ready for the start of the season.

EDGE Analysis

"I know I can play again," Okposo writes, opening up about his battle with weight loss, inability to sleep and an adverse reaction to medication that sent him to the intensive care unit at Buffalo General. He missed the final stretch of the season due to his condition, and finished with 19 goals and 45 points in 65 games. Okposo says he's been in touch with new head coach Phil Housley and new general manager Jason Botterill, and reiterated his optimism for the Sabres to win the Stanley Cup. Okposo will certainly play a big role, and will also return to his usual spot on the top line next to Ryan O'Reilly once the season begins. If Okposo plays a full season, he should be able to easily score 20 goals and 50 points.

Kyle Okposo
RW BUF
4 months ago

Okposo (concussion) hit the ice as part of DaBeauty League on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

While it may be just a semi-competitive summer league, the fact that Okposo is playing hockey again should be an encouraging sign for fantasy owners. After spending the end of the 2016-17 campaign in the ICU due to medication complications, the winger appears to be working his way back to game readiness in preparation of training camp. Once given the all clear, the 29-year-old is a near lock to return to the first line as well as the top power-play unit.