Buffalo Sabres’ Kyle Okposo exits early after puck strikes face

Apr 15, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Buffalo Sabres right wing Kyle Okposo (21) is helped to his feet by Sabres center Cody Eakin (20) and Sabres left wing Tobias Rieder (13) after being struck in the face by the puck against the Washington Capitals in the first period at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo left Thursday’s game against the Washington Capitals after being hit in the face with a puck.

Okposo was hit near the left ear on a shot from a teammate. Trainers covered the side of his face as he left the ice.

The 32-year-old had 13 points (two goals, 11 assists) in 34 games entering Thursday.

The Sabres announced Okposo would not return to the game.

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