Kyle Okposo RUMORS & NEWS

  • Islanders GM Garth Snow expressed an interest in re-signing Kyle Okposo

    Newsday "Garth Snow offered few specifics on how he plans to improve the Islanders this offseason but said he’ll “leave no stone unturned” in trying to get the team to be a Stanley Cup contender. “I obviously have the same mentality going into this offseason in the 10 years I’ve been here,” Snow said on..." May 13

  • Still no contract talks between Isles and potential UFA Okposo

    Pro Hockey Talk "For the first time in his career, Kyle Okposo could hit the open market on July 1. The Islanders still have time to work out a deal with their winger, but as of right now, they’re not even close. On Tuesday morning, Okposo confirmed that the two sides have yet to begin negotiating. If he..." May 10

  • Islanders’ Kyle Okposo, Frans Nielsen, Matt Martin now free

    Newsday "With the Islanders’ playoff elimination at the hands of the Lightning, a summer of uncertainty now begins for three free-agent forwards — all of them drafted by the club and two of them alternate captains — who may have played their last game for the Isles: Kyle Okposo, Frans Nielsen and Matt..." May 09

  • Islanders’ Kyle Okposo blasts ‘awful’ ice at Barclays Center

    Sportsnet "Kyle Okposo bluntly criticized the ice conditions of his home rink Tuesday night. “Awful,” the New York Islanders star forward told the New York Post. This after scoring the shootout winner to give the Islanders a 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. “Can’t have it like that. It’s got..." March 30

  • Islanders’ Okposo, Wild’s Brodin not being shopped

    Sportsnet "A pair of tempting trade-bait players are not being shopped by their respective clubs. The New York Islanders are not offering up prolific-scoring winger Kyle Okposo, according to Newsday‘s Arthur Staple, and the Minnesota Wild is not making calls to deal defenceman Jonas Brodin, according to..." February 29

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    #Isles are not shopping Kyle Okposo. Haven't changed course on that with the deadline approaching. 4 1/2 hrs left to find some forward help.

  • Kyle Okposo won’t plead with Garth Snow to remain an Islander

    Newsday "Kyle Okposo wants to remain with the Islanders, but he hasn’t personally called general manager Garth Snow to plead his case. There is the chance that the Islanders’ seven-game road trip, which continues Tuesday night against the Wild in Minnesota, could be Okposo’s last with the team. The NHL..." February 23

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    Capuano: Okposo (lower) out next two games. "Something nagging and we're gonna rest him here." #Isles

  • How Islanders’ Kyle Okposo is approaching his contract season

    New York Post "Kyle Okposo smiled and shook his head, knowing this isn’t the last time he’s going to be asked the question. “I’m not talking contracts,” he told The Post in a quiet moment on Thursday at the Islanders’ practice facility in Syosset, L.I. “That’s not going to be a distraction this year. I’m not..." September 25

  • Okposo uncertain about future with Islanders "Kyle Okposo is set to enter his ninth season with the New York Islanders, one that also marks the final season of his five-year, $14 million contract. With no new contract on the horizon, Okposo has been forced to wonder whether this will be his final season with the Islanders. "It's pretty..." September 15

  • Should Wings look into trading for Islanders' Okposo?

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings are exploring trade possibilities as they seek to improve their lineup, and one intriguing name could be available from the New York Islanders. Newsday is reporting Kyle Okposo may be a trade chip, as the Islanders seek to get something for him now rather than spend later..." June 23

  • Islanders' Kyle Okposo a possible pre-draft trade chip

    CBS Sports "The New York Islanders are coming off a thrilling season that fell disappointingly short in the playoffs. They'll have a chance to return next year with largely the same roster. However, that doesn't mean typically aggressive general manager Garth Snow is going to be sitting on his hands this..." June 22

  • Islanders' Okposo could be on trading block "New York Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo may be a trade chip for general manager Garth Snow at the 2015 NHL Draft in Sunrise, Fla., next week, Newsday reported Saturday. Okposo, who is entering the final season of his five-year, $14 million contract, missed 22 games this season after having..." June 21

  • Islanders' Okposo might return Tuesday "New York Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo, who hasn't played since Jan. 19, could be in the lineup against the New York Rangers at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, according to Newsday. Okposo, who had emergency surgery to repair a detached retina, has been skating for more than a week and rejoined..." March 10

  • Source: Isles' Okposo has detached retina

    ESPN New York "New York Islanders top-line forward Kyle Okposo is out with a detached retina in his eye, a source confirmed Tuesday to's Katie Strang. Islanders coach Jack Capuano announced on Jan. 26 that Okposo would be sidelined six to eight weeks but did not disclose the nature of the..." February 03

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    New York Islanders @NYIslanders

    Capuano: @bookerT2116 will be out 6-8 weeks with an upper-body injury. #Isles

  • Islanders' Okposo: 'I want to take that next step' after career season

    The Score "Kyle Okposo reached new heights with the New York Islanders in 2013-14, recording career-highs in goals (27) and points (69) in 71 games played during his seventh professional season. Okposo, who is finally living up to his potential at age 26 after being drafted seventh overall in 2006,..." September 11

  • Islanders lose Kyle Okposo, Lubomir Visnovsky

    Pro Hockey Talk "Maybe the fact that the New York Islanders have already been essentially eliminated from the playoffs is the silver lining for them at this point, because the string of injuries they’ve had to endure would be pretty devastating otherwise. Defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky missed Friday’s practice..." March 22

  • Kyle Okposo is out with a lower-body injury "MSG’s Stan Fischler recently reffered to Frans Nielsen as one of the most underrated players in the league. Fischler and other keen observers of the Islanders have long heralded Nielsen for his defensive play, but the Danish center is coming into his own as a scorer. This season Nielsen..." March 21

  • Islanders' Okposo game-time decision; Bailey returns "New York Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo will be a game-time decision Monday because his wife, Danielle, was at the hospital and due to give birth to the couple's first child. Peter Regin is expected to play on the Islanders' top line with John Tavares and Thomas Vanek if Okposo is unable to..." January 06

  • Jack Capuano sings Kyle Okposo's praises as an Olympian

    Newsday "Kyle Okposo's solid season -- 12 goals and 22 assists -- has strengthened his candidacy for the U.S. Olympic hockey team. At least that is the way Islanders coach Jack Capuano sees it. Capuano acknowledged that Okposo has gone through dry spells but said he has come back stronger. Then Capuano..." December 29

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    Vanek on the left side with Tavares and Okposo at practice.

  • Okposo or Bailey at right wing? A good choice for Isles

    Newsday "With two practices to go before Friday's season opener in Newark against the Metropolitan Division rival Devils Jack Capuano might yet juggle his top line again. But don't bet on it. That would mean Kyle Okposo will get the nod on opening night to play top-line right wing with Matt Moulson and..." October 02

  • Islanders' Okposo steps up

    New York Post "The Islanders-Penguins first-round playoff series features John Tavares and Sidney Crosby, two of the league’s elite centers, as well as a host of prolific scorers, from Matt Moulson to Evgeni Malkin and Jarome Iginla. But Kyle Okposo has been as effective as any of them, right up there with..." May 06

  • Islanders' Okposo thinking big

    New York Post "If it's true that ignorance is bliss, maybe that begins to explain why Kyle Okposo became so distraught last season. The Islanders' winger and alternate captain is arguably the smartest man in the locker room — and would be in just about any locker room — so when he returned from shoulder..." January 16

  • Young stars $acrifice for Isles' cause

    New York Post "Brian Rafalski, who retired this week following an 11-year career as an upper- echelon defenseman with the Devils and Red Wings, once took considerably less money to stay in New Jersey than he would have received on the open market after a qualifying-offer snafu would have set him free. It was..." May 29