Sabres expect Kyle Okposo to be ready by training camp

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Some people might not love Phil Housley being named Buffalo Sabres head coach. The Jonathan Drouin trade (and extension) will inspire plenty of debate. With that in mind, a positive update regarding Kyle Okposo might be the most unanimously positive bit of news to come on Thursday.

While discussing the addition of Housley (more on that here), Sabres GM Jason Botterill said that Okposo is expected to be ready for the team’s training camp before the 2017-18 season.

“We’ve had conversation with him. Everything’s looking great from Kyle,” Botterill said, via the Buffalo News. “He physically looks great and mentally looks great.”

As you may remember, Okposo experienced a serious health scare in April, being hospitalized and entering an intensive care unit. Okposo was eventually discharged from hospital care; it was later reported that he experienced adverse reactions to medication related to a concussion.