Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo is recovering from surgery this week on his right knee.
The 32-year-old veteran is expected to make a full recovery in six weeks, the team announced Friday.
Okposo appeared in 52 games this season, tallying nine goals and 10 assists.
In 13 seasons with the New York Islanders (2007-16) and Sabres, he has 506 points (196 goals, 310 assists) and 443 penalty minutes in 800 games.
The Islanders selected the St. Paul, Minn., native with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
The Sabres were in 13th place in the Eastern Conference when the NHL season was paused due to COVID-19. They are one of the seven teams that didn’t qualify for the league’s proposed 24-team return-to-play format.