during the first period of the NHL game at Gila River Arena on February 26, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona.

Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo has been hospitalized and is in the neurosurgical intensive care unit at Buffalo General Hospital, according to The Buffalo News. The 28-year-old has been out the last four games with an “illness”.

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma admitted that the team is very concerned about Okposo’s condition, but did not go into detail about the illness:

After Dan Bylsma admitted to being “very concerned” about Kyle Okposo’s health, word came that the Buffalo Sabres forward is hospitalized and in intensive care.

Okposo is in the Neuro Surgical ICU at Buffalo General Hospital, Paul Hamilton of WGR-AM 550 reported Wednesday. The Buffalo News has confirmed the story.

“He’s sick and ill,” Bylsma said before the report when asked for further information on Okposo’s condition. “Very concerned.”

The Sabres also released a statement on Okposo:

The neurosurgical ICU treats patients for neurosurgical and neurological injuries that include stroke, brain hemorrhage, trauma, and tumors.

So, this is obviously a scary situation, but let’s hope Okposo will be okay. We’ll update this post as more information becomes available.

[Buffalo News]

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