Buffalo Sabres’ Kyle Okposo undergoes surgery, out for season

Mar 27, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Buffalo Sabres right wing Kyle Okposo (21) during the first period against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo underwent surgery to repair a broken bone in his cheek and will miss the remainder of the season, the team announced Saturday.

Okposo, 33, sustained the injury when he was hit by a dump-in attempt during the first period of the Sabres’ 5-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday.

The Sabres’ alternate captain recorded 13 points (two goals, 11 assists) in 35 games this season, with 10 (two goals, eight assists) coming in the last 13 contests.

Okposo has recorded 519 points (198 goals, 321 assists) in 835 career games with the New York Islanders and Sabres. He was selected by the Islanders with the seventh overall pick of the 2006 NHL Draft.

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