Isles will be without Okposo for next two games

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The New York Islanders announced that forward Kyle Okposo will miss the next two games because of a “nagging lower-body injury.”

The Isles face the Coyotes tonight and the Ducks on Monday. Okposo could get a really nice rest this way, as they’ll be a break from Monday until next Sunday (when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs).

That’s not to say that Okposo is guaranteed to return by that match.¬†Either way, it seems like a reasonable time to strategically sit him and allow that gnawing issue to subside with limited damage to the team.

Okposo has been productive so far in this contract year,¬†generating eight goals and 26 points in 33 games. Perhaps he’s been slowed just a touch most recently, as he’s been without a point in his past two games (though that may be a coincidence).