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Jack Eichel’s Injury Update: Buffalo Sabres Star is Out

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According to Jack Eichel’s injury update, head coach Ralph Krueger announced Buffalo Sabers captain is out indefinitely for the “foreseeable future” that is not yet considered season-ending.

Jack Eichel's injury update: head coach Ralph Krueger announced Buffalo Sabers captain is out indefinitely for the "foreseeable future"
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When Eichel last appeared Sunday against the New York Islanders, he suffered the injury after being checked by Casey Cizikas.

On Saturday, Krueger could not provide an exact timetable except to maintain Eichel is “out for the foreseeable future.”

He added of Eichel’s injury: “An injury of this nature just needs more assessment and more time to understand it. I’m being honest with you: We do not know for certain the time frame.”


Jack Eichel’s Injury Update Comes After Visiting Specialist

The Jack Eichel’s injury update came after he traveled to visit a specialist over the weekend to more determine the severity of the upper-body injury.

Following the NHL’s COVID-19 protocols, Eichel is expected to spend at least a week in quarantine as a result of the trip, so he will miss Buffalo’s next four games for sure.

Jack Eichel's injury update: head coach Ralph Krueger announced Buffalo Sabers captain is out indefinitely for the "foreseeable future"
Image source: The Athletic

Also, he missed two games since Sunday, when Casey Cizikas checked him into the end boards in the last minutes of a 5-2 loss at the New York Islanders. Eichel backed to the bench, where he was seen wincing in pain while moving his neck.

A Series of Unfortunate Events for Jack Eichel

Jack eagerly planned to star in the MVP race, although his injury during an on-ice workout in Buffalo before the camp, a lower-body ailment, as well as a neck injury he faced last weekend have stopped him seriously.

A year after scoring a career-best 36 goals in 68 games, he has only two goals and 16 assists in 21 games this year. He flew out of Buffalo earlier this week for an outside opinion on his injury, and clearly, the results weren’t good.

The team, hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night, is falling now.

Buffalo (6-14-4) places last in the league in wins and is in the midst of an 0-7-2 skid and is already in danger of extending its playoff drought to an NHL-record-matching 10th season.


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