Sabres' Jack Eichel: Posts two power-play points in season debut
Eichel made a dramatic return to the ice with two power-play points -- a goal and an assist -- to go along with five shots and two PIM during Tuesday's 5-4 win against the Senators.
Well, that didn't take long. The superstar suffered a high-ankle sprain in October, and owners have been itching for Eichel to get back on the ice after missing Buffalo's first 21 games. The 20-year-old wasted no time making an impact, notching both his points in the first period to help put Buffalo up 2-0. To put it simply, the 2015 No. 2 pick is an immediate must-start, with Tuesday's performance just a glimpse of the center's fantasy potential. Last year, Eichel registered a cool 24 goals and 32 helpers -- with 21 of those points on the power play -- and that was only his rookie campaign. He has about as much offensive ability as anyone in the NHL, so the points should keep flowing in now that he's back.