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Islanders Send Thoughts and Prayers To Okposo

Cal Clutterbuck and Doug Weight offer support to former teammate who was hospitalized with illness in Buffalo

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

Isles send prayers to Okposo

Isles send thoughts and prayers to Kyle Okposo

Doug Weight and Cal Clutterbuck wish former Islander Kyle Okposo a speedy recovery after a reported hospitalization

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Kyle Okposo's former teammates sent their thoughts and prayers on Thursday, after it was reported that the former-Islander was hospitalized in Buffalo with an illness. 

"We're just thinking about Kyle, Danielle and his family," Interim Coach Doug Weight said. "We're praying for him. He's a wonderful person and this is certainly a little more important than hockey. We're thinking about him and all you can do is shoot him a text and let his wife know and him know that we're thinking about him. He's a good man, a good person and we hope he gets better."

Tweet from @NYIslanders: "The concern is with him and his family. We're thinking about him."#Isles send thoughts and prayers to Kyle and the Okposo family: pic.twitter.com/NSWxPMN7QW

Okposo spent nine years with the Islanders, scoring 369 points (139G, 230A) in 529 games. He's tied for 14th all-time in points as an Islander and is 25th in games played. 

"It's tough," Cal Clutterbuck said. "The concern is with him and his family. It's a tough time and he's got two young kids and a wife that's really concerned as we all are. It's just tough to see someone go through something like that. I think he's in good hands, I think he's going to be okay and we'll keep thinking about him as he goes through it."

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