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Okposo to miss Saturday’s game with upper-body injury

Kyle Okposo will miss Saturday’s home game against the Columbus Blue Jackets with an upper-body injury, Buffalo Sabres coach Ralph Krueger announced Friday.

Okposo sustained the injury during the first period of Buffalo’s loss to Montreal on Thursday. Krueger said the ailment is not head related.

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“He’s being evaluated today and we’re withholding the final decisions or the final information until we have 100 percent certainty,” Krueger said. “But at the moment it’s just the game tomorrow and we’ll confirm that probably tomorrow.”

The Sabres recalled Jean-Sebastien Dea prior to practice on Friday to round out their group of 12 forwards. Dea previously appeared in one game for the Buffalo, skating 5:53 against Calgary on Nov. 27. He leads Rochester with 30 points in 41 games.