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Islanders forward Kyle Okposo sidelined with upper-body injury

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:44:11 +0000

Nikko Villanueva - 4E Sports Contributor

Uniondale, NY, United States (4E Sports) - The New York Islanders will be tested in their coming games as forward Kyle Okposo will likely be out for 6-8 weeks due to an upper-body injury.

Islanders head coach Jack Capuano shared the news on the team's website Monday.

The 26-year-old has been playing efficiently for New York this season listing 44 points (14 goals, 30 assists) in 46 games this season.

Okposo helped the Islanders lead the Metropolitan Division with 63 points.

NBC Sports reported that center Mikhail Grabovski will likely replace Okposo following the team's practice Monday.

Grabovski was signed by the Islanders in a four-year, $20 million during the summer.

The Belarusian played in 38 games for New York this season collecting 14 points (six goals, eight assists).

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