The Buffalo Sabres released some tough news today on forward Kyle Okposo. He’ll miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery to repair a broken bone in his cheek.
In case you missed it, Okposo was hit in the face by a dump attempt off the stick of Matt Irwin. He missed the remainder of the game and the severity of the injury was announced today. This comes at an unfortunate time as he was in the middle of a strong scoring stretch with 12 points in his last 17 games.
The 33-year-old forward battled injuries not only throughout this season, but over the last few years. This is another one in a long list with the Sabres but the scarier part is this is a head injury. Okposo has had a handful of concussions and a complication from one put him in the intensive care unit a few years ago.
Okposo is a good person and you hope that he recovers from this quickly without any further complications.
This may be a deeper conversation down the road, but it’ll be interesting to see what happens with Okposo in the offseason. He has two more years remaining on his contract, but there are some decisions to be made about his future with the Sabres on both sides.