The New York Islanders, who are atop the Metropolitan Division to start Week Seventeen, will be without power forward Kyle Okposo for the next 6-to-8 weeks with an upper-body injury. The Islanders announced the injury, but no details on Monday, as the team finished practice for the day.
Okposo will likely be put on the Injury Reserve here in the next day or so, if he hasn't been already, with the announcement.
Okposo has been really good for the Islanders this year, a big reason why they are doing so well in the standings. In 46 games played, the 26-year old forward has 14 goals and 44 points, ranking 26th overall in pool scoring, good enough to be a 2nd round pick this year.
With that being said, Allan took Okposo in the 3rd round, 65th overall, so he was getting his money's worth and more out of the selection. Sadly, this injury adds to the poor season that Allan has been having, as if he needed to have more help to stay firmly with Ryan and Wyllie in the pool basement.
An updated list of injuries can be found here.