The team has just issued a terse statement on the status of Kyle Okposo:
"The New York Islanders have announced that forward Kyle Okposo has an injured right shoulder that requires surgery and will keep him out indefinitely."
What a great beginning to this season, wouldn't you say?
I'll have more on this situation as we learn the details.
UPDATE (3:20PM): According to Newsday's Katie Strang via Twitter, Kyle has a torn labrum in his right shoulder. The report also says that he may be back by December.