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."
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."