Eaves (illness) will miss the entirety of the 2019-20 campaign. Eaves has been limited to just nine games over the past two campaigns due to various maladies and will be placed on long-term injured reserve at the start of the upcoming season. The 35-year-old forward only has one year remaining on his contract, so he'll almost certainly retire next offseason. If that ends up being the case, he'll finish his NHL career having racked up 132 goals and 242 points in 633 games spread over 14 seasons with six different teams.
Eaves is dealing with the same type of muscle weakness issues that plagued him last season, Eric Stephens of The Athletic reports. This news could perpetuate the notion that Eaves may retire after being afflicted with a laundry list of injuries over the last two seasons. The Alberta native was assigned to AHL San Diego on Feb. 20 but reportedly hasn't played in a while. Eaves has played in just seven NHL games this season, with his last game action taking place Feb. 4.
The Ducks assigned Eaves to AHL San Diego on Wednesday, Eric Stephens of The Athletic reports. Eaves has only appeared in nine NHL contests over the past two seasons due to a laundry list of injuries and illnesses, and now that he's been sent to the minors, it appears as though his professional playing career may be nearing its end. It remains to be seen if the 2003 first-round pick will report to San Diego, but if he declines to do so, he may simply retire.
Eaves was placed on waivers by the Ducks on Tuesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. Eaves has suited up in just nine games over the past two years for the Ducks and has been hampered by an illness among other injuries. Assuming he goes unclaimed, the 34-year-old forward will be assigned to AHL San Diego.
Eaves (illness) remains on injured reserve and isn't in Anaheim's lineup Sunday against the Capitals. Eaves should be removed from IR once he's ready to return to game action. His next chance to suit up comes Tuesday in Minnesota.
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