New York Islanders player to return from detached retina on Tuesday

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New York Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo will return to the ice on Tuesday less than two months after suffering a detached retina that left him fearing he would lose his sight.

Islanders coach Jack Capuano has confirmed that Okposo – who experiencing blurry vision while driving in January – is in line to feature against NHL rivals New York Rangers

Okposo told Newsday: "That whole night, it didn't get better.

"So I went in, saw the retina specialist right away and he said, 'You have a detached retina and we need to do surgery right away.' It was pretty scary and there wasn't a guarantee I was going to see again.

"You definitely stop and pause after you hear that.''

Okposo re-joined the team on Friday.

He added: "I felt great. Ever since I stepped on the ice, I haven't had any hesitations.

"I wasn't really surprised, because your eye should theoretically be stronger than the other one after the surgery. I've been feeling really good on the ice.''

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