Islanders statement on Okposo

New York Islander Fan Central | 1/06/2008 08:54:00 PM | | | | | | |
Islanders website: Chris Botta was told by GM Garth Snow that Kyle Okposo will likely arrive in Bridgeport on Wednesday in time to watch the Sound Tigers' home game that night against Portland. Okposo will have his first practice with the Sound Tigers on Thursday and make his debut on Friday night in Binghamton.

"We discussed it at length as an organization and we feel it is best for Kyle to continue his development under coach Jack Capuano in Bridgeport," said Islanders general manager Garth Snow. "As we do with all of our prospects, we will monitor his progess daily and he will be brought along the right way under the tutelage of Jack and his staff. Kyle is a very exciting young prospect who is a vital part of the Islanders' future."

"Kyle Okposo is too important to the New York Islanders for us to ever consider rushing him along," said Islanders head coach Ted Nolan. "This decision is without a doubt what's best for him. When he's ready, he'll be an Islander and he's going to be a very exciting player for our franchise."

Sound Has the recap of Bridgeport's 6-2 loss at Philadelphia Sunday. Jeff Tambellini set two new team records in the loss.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio blogs about the loss and some other things.