KYLE OKPOSO OUT FOR 2-3 MONTHSKO needs shoulder surgery; Mottau signed for the D

3:20 pm: Katie Strang tweets that Okposo needs surgery for a torn labrum and will be back in December.


2:10 pm: As first reported by Katie Strang, Kyle Okposo needs surgery on his right shoulder and will be sidelined indefinitely. At this point, with details not fully released, all that remains is the hope that Okposo’s prognosis is not equal to the full tears of Mark Streit’s left shoulder that will keep the defenseman out for approximately six months. In other news, the Islanders have signed defenseman Mike Mottau to a two-year, one-way contract at $800,000 per. Comments thread closed.