Despite being on the ice to start Buffalo Sabres practice, Kyle Okposo has now entered the COVID protocol. He will not be alone, however, as Casey Fitzgerald will also enter the protocol.
It’s terrible timing for Okposo, who has rejuvenated his career this season playing under Don Granato. The 33-year-old forward has 21 points in 33 games, a total that has already surpassed his numbers from each of the last two seasons. In fact, Okposo hasn’t cracked the 30-point mark in a season since 2017-18, something he should easily do by the end of the year.
For now, if he tested positive he’ll be out for at least the next several days meaning in all likelihood he’ll miss Thursday’s match against the San Jose Sharks.