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Western Pacific Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
25-15-3 53
21-16-8 50
21-16-6 48
20-12-6 46
22-19-2 46
20-16-2 42
18-19-5 41
13-25-4 30

Top Jack Eichel News

  • Golden Knights' Jack Eichel: Logs first practice with new team

    Eichel (neck) joined his new teammates on the ice in a non-contact jersey for Tuesday's morning skate, The Athletic's Jesse Granger reports.

    Eichel remains without a definite timetable for his season debut after undergoing artificial disc replacement surgery Nov. 12, but his presence on the ice Tuesday, albeit in a limited fashion, was nonetheless a huge step in the right direction for the former Sabres center. Eichel will meet with the Golden Knights' training and coaching staff later in January to evaluate the progress he's made in his rehab, at which point a more definite timetable for his return to game action could be released.

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  • Golden Knights' Jack Eichel: Nearing return

    Eichel (neck) is expected to return to play this week, per Ben Gots of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

    Eichel underwent disk replacement surgery for his neck in November. He is expected to make his return to the ice as soon as this week and play his first game of the 2021-22 season.

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  • Golden Knights' Jack Eichel: Undergoes successful surgery

    Eichel's (neck) disk replacement surgery Friday was "successful and without complications." He is expected to make a full recovery.

    Eichel hasn't appeared in an NHL game since March 7 and is now finally on his road to recovery after a successful surgery. At best, he can return sometime in late February. A more clear timeline for his return should be available in early 2022.

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  • Golden Knights' Jack Eichel: Will get surgery, out 3-to-5 months

    Golden Knights general manager Kelly McCrimmon confirmed Thursday that Eichel (neck), whom the team acquired from the Sabres earlier in the day, will undergo artificial disc replacement surgery. Eichel is expected to be ready to return to game action in the next 3-to-5 months.

    The Sabres' unwillingness to approve Eichel's request for the surgery in question was a major point of contention between player and team before Buffalo ultimately sent him to Vegas in a blockbuster deal. With the Golden Knights deferring to the medical conclusions reached by Eichel's camp, he'll soon undergo surgery and, in a best-case scenario, return for the final two months of the regular season. He could also remain on long-term injured reserve until the playoffs, should the Golden Knights qualify. Either way, Eichel will undoubtedly take over as the Golden Knights' No. 1 center and slide into a spot on the top power-play unit once healthy.

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  • Golden Knights' Jack Eichel: Trade finally completed

    Eichel (neck) was traded to the Golden Knights from the Sabres in exchange for Alex Tuch (shoulder), Peyton Krebs, a 2022 first-round pick and a 2023 second-round pick. In addition to Eichel, Vegas will also receive a 2023 third-round pick, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.

    With the deal finally done, Eichel should be expected to undergo neck surgery soon, so fantasy players still shouldn't be expecting him back on the ice in the short term. Still, the 25-year-old center racked up 18 points in 21 games last year and figures to offer point-per-game production once given the all-clear. Once healthy, Eichel figures to immediately take the first-line center role in addition to linking up with the No. 1 power-play unit.

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  • Sabres' Jack Eichel: Fails physical, no longer captain

    Eichel (neck) failed his training camp physical and has been stripped of his captaincy, The Athletic NHL reports.

    General manager Kevyn Adams told reporters Thursday, "I feel the captain is the heartbeat of your team. I felt we needed to address that." At this point it's safe to assume Eichel will never play another game for the Sabres, but a trade still doesn't seem imminent. The Sabres and Eichel's camp still disagree on the correct course of action to repair the herniated disk in the star center's neck. Eichel is dead set on undergoing an artificial disk replacement procedure, whereas the Sabres believe fusion surgery is the best course of action. At this point, it seems evident Eichel will refuse to address his injury via surgery until he's traded, and there's still no telling when that might happen. Eichel will start the season on injured reserve, and it looks like he may be in real danger of missing the entirety of the 2021-22 campaign.

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  • Sabres' Jack Eichel: May still need surgery

    Eichel (neck) and the Sabres have differing opinions about the next steps in his recovery with the center favoring surgery, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.

    Eichel missed the final 33 games of the season due to his neck problem and it seems he is no closer to a solution. Once cleared to play, the 23-year-old Massachusetts native should get back to being a 20-30 goal scorer and serving as the focal point of the Buffalo offense.

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  • Sabres' Jack Eichel: No surgery scheduled

    Eichel will continue to rehab the herniated disc in his neck in hopes of avoiding surgery, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

    It was initially believed that Eichel would undergo surgery to address his neck injury in the near future, but it sounds like he'll instead continue to try to correct the issue via rehab until being reevaluated in May. Another update on the 24-year-old pivot's status should be released after he's reevaluated by the Sabres' training staff in May.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 213 lbs
Birthplace: North Chelmsford, MA
Age: 25
Experience: 6
Shoots: Right