Eichel fashioned five assists (four on the power play) in Saturday's 7-4 road win over the Predators. What an incredible display from Buffalo's elite third-year center. Eichel has now established a career high in points with 25 goals and 37 assists through 63 games, though he does need four more man-advantage points to match last year's total of 24.
Eichel scored two goals on four shots while adding two hits, two blocked shots and a plus-1 rating in Monday's 3-2 win over the Maple Leafs. After managing only one point (an assist) in five games since returning from an ankle injury, Eichel appeared back in top form again Monday. He's been firing plenty of rubber at opposition goalies, taking at least four shots in five of those last six games, so don't be surprised if he finds at least one more tally before the season ends -- setting a new career high in the process.
Eichel (ankle) returned to action Saturday and picked up an assist in a 5-3 win over the Blackhawks. He last played Feb. 10. Eichel is now just three points from equalling his career mark of 57 points. Get him back in your lineup.
Eichel (ankle) will rejoin the lineup Saturday against the Blackhawks. Eichel has practiced with the team since Tuesday and finally made enough progress to rejoin his teammates in game action for the first time since Feb. 10. He centered the second line in the most recent practice session and should draw in there Saturday against the Blackhawks, with Zemgus Girgensons and Jason Pominville at his sides.
Eichel (ankle) will be a game-day decision for Saturday's matchup with the Blackhawks, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports. Eichel's been practicing with his teammates since Tuesday, but the Sabres opted to hold him out of Thursday's game against Toronto, which was likely a precautionary measure. Now that he's got a few more full practices under his belt, it wouldn't be surprising to see him return to action against the Blackhawks, although his status for that contest likely won't be confirmed until after Buffalo's morning skate.
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