Isles' Lubomir Visnovsky probably to end season on IR; Kyle Okposo day-to-day

After missing more than three months with a concussion, the New York Islanders' defenseman is back on the league's mandated protocol with a recurrence of symptoms.The National Hockey League has very strict guidelines for teams to follow and criteria for players to meet before they are allowed to participate in game action following a concussion, and given that it took...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

How Kyle Okposo projects for the New York Islanders

You might not have noticed – hockey fans don’t typically notice what’s going on in Uniondale, NY – but Kyle Okposo is putting together a seriously impressive season for the New York Islanders. Naturally, it begs the question: is this a breakout year for Okposo and the kind of standard he’ll meet for the duration of his career, or merely the product of a perfect storm? Whatever...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders lose Kyle Okposo, Lubomir Visnovsky

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 due to an upper-body injury and forward Kyle Okposo left the ice early with lower-body...
Via Pro Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

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 established new career highs in goals (22) and points (49) and will likely hit the 50-point...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Dee Karl: Isles Injuries Continue

Thanks to Newsday's Art Staple who reports from Isles practice today at Iceworks that Kyle Okposo left practice within 20 minutes and Visnovsky was no where to be seen. He then found out that Kyle, with a lower body injury, and Visnovsky, with an upper body injury, are now listed as day-to-day. The Isles play on Sunday afternoon for a family day with WNET characters. Maybe...
Via HockeyBuzz
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Okposo rallies Islanders to 4-3 SO win over Flyers

Kyle Okposo scored the tying goal on a power play late in regulation and then netted the decisive tally in the shootout for the New York Islanders, who rallied past Philadelphia 4-3 Monday to earn a rare win over the Flyers. The Islanders used a dominant third period to erase a 3-1 deficit and force overtime. Brock Nelson made it a one-goal game at 8:16, and Okposo tied it with...
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders broadcaster Howie Rose calls Okposo snub a “huge injustice”

          After USA Hockey released its 25-man roster for the Sochi Olympics on Wednesday after the Winter Classic, many fans and pundits took to social media and various websites to lambaste the roster. The biggest cause for the vitriol was due to three players being left off of the roster: Bobby Ryan of the Ottawa Senators, Kyle Okposo of the New York Islanders, and Keith...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Okposo scores in OT to lift Islanders over Blackhawks

Kyle Okposo scored 58 seconds into overtime, and the New York Islanders beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 after blowing a two-goal lead on Thursday night. One day after Okposo was disappointed by not being chosen for the U.S. Olympic team, he snapped a drive past goalie Corey Crawford -- drawing chants of ''U-S-A! U-S-A!'' as he was interviewed on the ice. Casey Cizikas...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

After Olympic Snub, Kyle Okposo Scores OT Winner Against Blackhawks, Islanders Crowd Chants ‘USA, USA!’ (Video)

Kyle Okposo didn’t get selected to the United States men’s hockey roster for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, which was revealed on Wednesday. His omission sparked a fierce debate because he was certainly deserving of a spot on the final 25-man squad. The New York Islanders forward turned his frustration into motivation on Thursday night and gave his team a much-needed win...
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Okposo finally reaching full potential with Islanders

When the New York Islanders picked Kyle Okposo with the seventh-overall selection in the 2006 NHL entry draft, this is the player that they were hoping for. The way he’s playing right now has been what they’ve been so patient for. Everyone knows that defensemen take longer to develop in this league than forwards. There’s one exception to that line of thinking though. Power...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

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