Source: Sabres’ Okposo hospitalized in neurosurgical ICU

Sabres wing will reportedly miss the remainder of the season.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Tuesday evening sources confirmed to News 4 Sports’ Tom Martin that Sabres wing Kyle Okposo is being hospitalized at Buffalo General Hospital in the Neurological Surgical Intensive Care unit.

Okposo has not played since March 27th and Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma has said he has been battling illness. On Tuesday afternoon Bylsma said that his illness was “very concerning.”

The Sabres released the following statement Wednesday night:

“Kyle continues to be under the care of our doctors as he deals with symptoms from an illness. Out of respect to Kyle and his family, we will have no further comment at this time.”

 The Sabres lone NHL All-Star, Okposo recorded 19 goals and 26 assists in his first season with the club. He joined the Sabres in July, signing a 7-year deal. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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