Okposo appeared to be slowed by the injury during the Islanders' 5-4 win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday. However, coach Jack Capuano said after the morning skate that he would dress the same 12 forwards, including Okposo, that played against Carolina.
The 25-year-old leads the Islanders with 27 goals and 69 points. Both totals are career highs.
The Islanders recalled forward John Persson for Bridgeport of the American Hockey League on an emergency basis. He arrived during pregame warm-ups, and the team said he will dress and make his NHL debut.
[Stamkos] is a great teammate and a great leader, that's why he's got the 'C'. He brings that tremendous work ethic to the rink and he's one of the top players in the game. I know if I put the passes where they are supposed to be, there's a very good chance he's going to put it in the back of the net.
— Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin
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