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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
34-12-12 80
37-16-4 78
32-16-8 72
30-20-6 66
30-23-5 65
25-27-4 54
22-27-8 52
24-27-3 51

2023 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 7 18 1 13:39 32

Top Kyle Okposo News

  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Tallies in Tuesday's loss

    Okposo scored a goal on two shots and added 10 PIM in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Ducks.

    Okposo cut the Sabres' deficit to 3-2 with 2:56 left in the third period, but they couldn't tie the game. The 35-year-old winger has two points over six contests since he returned from a lower-body injury that cost him three games. While he's a solid bottom-six forward and leader, Okposo has a modest 16 points with 69 shots on net, 34 hits, 30 blocked shots and a plus-1 rating through 44 appearances, production too low to be helpful in most fantasy formats.

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  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Will play Thursday

    Okposo (lower body) will be in the lineup against the Senators on Thursday, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

    Okposo will be back on the ice after a three-game absence due to his lower-body problem. Through 38 games this season, the veteran winger has already scored eight goals and needs just three more to match his season total from 2022-23. In fact, the St. Paul native has managed 14 points this year despite just one of those coming with the man advantage.

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  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Nearing return to action

    Okposo (lower body) won't play against Seattle on Tuesday, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports, but is hopeful to play against Ottawa or Vancouver on Thursday or Saturday, per Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News.

    Okposo appears to have progressed into day-to-day status but won't be ready until Thursday at the earliest. On the year, the veteran winger has generated 14 points in 38 games and could push for the 30-point threshold if he returns to the lineup soon.

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  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Deemed week-to-week

    Okposo is considered week-to-week due to a lower-body injury.

    Okposo didn't take part in Tuesday's practice after logging 10:56 of ice time in Sunday's 5-1 loss to Ottawa. He will be replaced in the lineup by Victor Olofsson or Eric Robinson. Okposo has eight goals, 14 points, 61 shots on net, 27 blocked shots and 29 hits over 38 games this season.

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  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Lights lamp twice in rout

    Okposo scored two goals, one shorthanded, in Thursday's 9-3 win over the Maple Leafs.

    His shortie midway through the second period on a breakaway from Buffalo's blue line gave the Sabres a 6-3 lead and seemed to break Toronto's spirit. Okposo then snapped home another goal in the third for the final tally of the night. The veteran winger began the season with a 19-game goal drought but has come to life since then, racking up eight goals and 11 points in the last 15 contests while seeing time on both the penalty kill and the second power-play unit.

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  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Totals three points in home win

    Okposo contributed a goal and two assists in Monday's 5-2 home win against the Coyotes.

    Okposo was good for a plus-3 rating, two shots on goal, a blocked shot and three hits with four faceoff wins in six attempts across 13:20 of ice time. He entered play with three goals and just eight points across the first 27 games of the season, but he has two goals and four points over his previous two outings. This was his first three-point game since netting a hat trick against the Red Wings on Dec. 29, 2022.

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  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Gets 600th NHL point

    Okposo scored a goal Saturday in a 3-2 shootout loss to Montreal.

    He drove the net and pounded in a rebound at 6:36 of the third period to tie the game at 2-2. It was his first goal in six games and a milestone point -- Okposo now has 600 career points (234 goals, 366 assists; 1,012 games). At this point in his career, he is a bit player on a lower line. Okposo only has four goals and four assists in 28 contests during the 2023-24 campaign, but milestones like this are always worth celebrating.

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  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Nets goal for third straight game

    Okposo provided a goal in a 5-1 victory over the Rangers on Monday.

    Okposo had no goals and three assists over his first 19 contests this season, but he's found his scoring touch recently, supplying a tally in each of his last three contests. His latest marker came in the dying seconds of Monday's game to punctuate Buffalo's 5-1 win. Although Okposo's hot right now, not a lot is expected of him offensively at the age of 35. He had just 28 points in 75 appearances last year.

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  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Scores first goal of season

    Okposo scored his first goal of the season in Friday's 3-2 win against the Penguins.

    Okposo lit the lamp at 10:52 of the third period to level the score at 2-2, with helpers to Rasmus Dahlin and Victor Olofsson. Okposo ended up with a plus-1 rating and five shots on goal while winning three of his five faceoff attempts in 14:28 of ice time. He has chipped in four points in 20 contests this campaign, which doesn't give him much fantasy appeal at this time. Friday's point was his first since Oct. 27.

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  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Manages helper in loss

    Okposo recorded an assist, two blocked shots and two PIM in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Devils.

    Okposo has three helpers over his last five games, which is all of his offense this season. He set up a Dylan Cozens tally in the third period Friday. Okposo is seeing fourth-line usage again this season, and he's racked up six hits, six blocked shots, six shots on net, eight PIM and a plus-1 rating through eight appearances.

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  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Agrees to one-year contract

    Okposo signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with Buffalo on Wednesday.

    Okposo had the option to test the open market this summer as an unrestricted free agent after completing his seven-year, $42 million deal, but he decided to sign an extension with the Sabres instead. The 35-year-old scored 11 goals and 28 points in 75 contests in 2022-23. He'll likely serve primarily in a bottom-six role next season.

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  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo: First goal in eight games

    Okposo scored the game-winning goal in a 2-0 victory over the Islanders on Saturday.

    Okposo was in the left circle near the slot when Ilya Lyubushkin's shot from the right point hit the Isles' Anders Lee and deflected onto his stick. He made no mistake, ringing it off the near post and in past Semyon Varlamov. It was Okposo's first goal in eight games and just his third in 31 games. Yep -- the decline is real. He has 10 goals and 25 points in 65 games in the last year of his current contract. The 34-year-old winger and team captain will looking to continue to prove his leadership is worth a new deal in Buffalo, albeit at much less his current $6 million cap hit.

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  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Ends four-game point drought

    Okposo netted a goal in Buffalo's 3-2 loss to the Islanders on Tuesday.

    Okposo scored early in the third period to tie the contest at 2-2, but the Islanders were able to regain the lead. He has eight goals and 23 points in 56 outings this season. Okposo snapped a four-game scoring drought.

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  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Nets shorthanded game-winner

    Okposo scored a shorthanded goal in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Predators.

    Okposo picked a fine time to end a seven-game point drought, scoring at 6:43 of the third period while killing a penalty. That goal held up as the game-winner, his second such tally this season. All four of Okposo's shorthanded goals in his career have come in the last three seasons -- this was his first shorty of 2022-23. He's up to seven goals, 17 points, 65 shots on net, 36 hits and a plus-3 rating through 34 appearances while mainly playing on the fourth line.

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  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Nets game-winning marker

    Okposo scored three goals on five shots during a 6-3 victory over the visiting Red Wings on Thursday.

    Okposo, who entered Thursday with three goals in 25 games, notched his first hat trick since Feb. 7, 2016. The 34-year-old right winger opened on the fourth line with Zemgus Girgensons and Peyton Krebs and scored twice during the Sabres' four-goal second period. His third marker, an empty-netter, capped the scoring.

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  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Garners helper Monday

    Okposo logged an assist and three shots on goal in Monday's 3-2 win over the Golden Knights.

    Okposo set up Lawrence Pilut's second-period tally, which stood as the game-winner. The 34-year-old Okposo has two goals and an assist over his last five outings, though he also missed one game with a lower-body injury in that span. The winger is up to 13 points, 51 shots, 27 hits, 12 PIM and a plus-3 rating through 25 contests, though he's often been limited to bottom-six minutes.

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  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Gets goal in return

    Okposo (lower body) found the back of the net in Saturday's 5-2 win against Arizona.

    Okposo scored on an empty net at 19:08 of the third period. He also logged four shots and two hits in 14:58 of ice time. The 34-year-old returned to the lineup after missing Thursday's contest because of the injury.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 218 lbs
Birthplace: St. Paul, MN
Age: 35
Experience: 16
Shoots: Right