Well this is just about the worst news that could have come from the Islanders. Kyle Okposo will miss 6-8 weeks with an upper body injury, as Coach Caps informed the media after today’s practice. There’s not much other information on the specifics at this point. This is the worst sports news I’ve received since Matt Harvey tore his UCL.
This is devastating. It’s been such an amazing season with this team so far. Injuries are the only thing that could have derailed the Isles train. Capuano will have to do some fancy coachwork to reshuffle the lines to fill the gap left by KO.
On the bright side is that Visnovsky and Grabovski are set to return to the team. The Isles may be able to get by without Okposo with the amount of depth they have at forward. But we definitely need him back for the playoffs in order to have a serious push.
Get well soon Kyle.
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