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).