Breaking News
More () »

Buffalo, NY | Local News, Weather, Traffic, Sports | WGRZ.com

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo has knee surgery

The veteran forward expected to make a full recovery. He is expected to miss up to six weeks.
Credit: AP
Buffalo Sabres' Kyle Okposo plays during an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo had surgery to repair a right knee injury, leaving him plenty of time to recover during the team’s extended break.

The team announced Okposo had surgery this week and is expected to miss up to six weeks. Okposo had nine goals and 10 assists in 52 games last season. He has three years left on his contract with the Sabres. 

The Sabres are off indefinitely after being one of seven teams to not qualify for the NHL’s 24-team return-to-play format. 

The start of next season is expected to be pushed back, and may not open until January because of the coronavirus pandemic.

RELATED: COVID-19 pandemic forces change of plans for Subaru 4-Mile Chase

RELATED: Leslie Frazier: 'This can be a watershed moment in our country'

RELATED: Sabres' Vesey: 'I hope to be a bigger part of the solution'