The Sabres can breathe a sigh of relief before the start of the hockey season as they welcomed Kyle Okposo back to the ice Tuesday.

The forward skated with the team in Buffalo for the first time in months after he sustained frightening concussion-like symptoms in March.

"It was obviously a tough situation, a tough road," Okposo said, via The Associated Press. "I'm just happy to be back and happy to be able to play again, and play at a high level."

The 29-year-old said he started losing weight and couldn't sleep after a "routine hit" during a March practice. He was hospitalized in April in Buffalo General Hospital's Neuro Surgical ICU as his condition worsened.