Tuesday: The Sabres have announced that it is indeed a concussion for Okposo. The forward is out indefinitely.
Monday: The Buffalo Sabres have sent Kyle Okposo home to be evaluated by team doctors. Okposo left Friday’s game after taking a hard punch from Anthony DeAngelo, and ended up missing Buffalo’s next match against the New Jersey Devils. Head coach Phil Housley could not provide any update after practice.
The last thing anyone wants to hear with regards to Okposo is that he has suffered a head injury, given his recent history. In April 2017 Okposo was hospitalized and moved to the Neuro Surgical ICU at Buffalo General Hospital after suffering a concussion and experiencing severe symptoms. The next year, in March 2018, Okposo was diagnosed with another concussion that kept him out for nearly two weeks. On Saturday, the team announced that Okposo had not suffered a concussion this time around, hopefully a diagnosis that is still true after this latest development.
The Sabres are back in action tomorrow night in Florida, and won’t be back in Buffalo until Saturday night. Okposo leaving the team would suggest that he at least will not be available for the next two games, though it is not clear how long he will be out after that. The 30-year old forward has 22 points in 59 games, including just seven in his last 32.