Okposo has had a frightening history of concussions since joining the Sabres before the 2016-17 season. In March of 2017, Okposo suffered a concussion during a practice that eventually led him to being admitted to Buffalo General’s neurosurgical ICU several days later. He experienced mood changes and sleeping troubles, and eventually stopped eating and started to lose weight. He ended up missing the final six games of the season.
Last season, Okposo was diagnosed with another concussion after a collision with Bobby Ryan in a game against the Ottawa Senators. That forced him out of three games before he returned to action.
This season has been a relatively disappointing one for Okposo with just 10 goals and 22 points in 57 games played. In parts of three seasons with the Sabres, Okposo has 44 goals and 111 points in 198 games.
Okposo was signed to a seven-year, $42 million contract back on July 1, 2016. He has four years remaining on his contract after the 2018-19 season.