Islanders’ Okposo out for weeks with injury

Home > Sports > Football

print dictionary print

Islanders’ Okposo out for weeks with injury

The surprising New York Islanders are starting the second half of the season on a down note as top-line forward Kyle Okposo will be sidelined for six to eight weeks because of an undisclosed upper-body injury.

Islanders Coach Jack Capuano delivered the news Monday after the first practice following the NHL All-Star break. Okposo, who played in New York’s first 46 games this season, is second on the club with 44 points - one fewer than All-Star John Tavares. He has 14 goals, including four against Pittsburgh on Jan. 16.

Okposo played three days later against Philadelphia and practiced with the club last Tuesday before the break.

“I kind of had an idea before the break, but it definitely comes as a shock,’’ Capuano said Monday. “Kyle’s play is dictating how we go and the pace we play with.’’

The Metropolitan Division-leading Islanders (31-14-1) are scheduled to host the New York Rangers, weather permitting, on Tuesday night.

AP

More in Football

Son gets winner against Burnley to become EPL top scorer

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors are one game from K League title

Despite goal from Son, Spurs finish with disappointing draw against West Ham

Korean senior squad beats juniors in special exhibition match

National football teams take draw in 1st exhibition match

Log in to Twitter or Facebook account to connect
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
help-image Social comment?
lock icon

To write comments, please log in to one of the accounts.

Standards Board Policy (0/250자)

What’s Popular Now