Eakin (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Saturday's season finale versus the Penguins, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Eakin will finish the year having totaled just seven points in 46 games. The 29-year-old forward shouldn't be expected to provide much offense in 2021-22, but he should remain a regular in Buffalo's bottom six next season.
Eakin is dealing with soreness and won't play Thursday versus Pittsburgh, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
The Sabres only have one game remaining following Thursday's contest, so Eakin could be done for the season. If that ends up being the case, he'll finish the year having tallied seven points while posting a minus-9 rating through 46 appearances.
Eakin registered a goal on four shots and added two blocks in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Islanders.
Eakin opened the scoring with just over four minutes left in the first period, finishing off a cross-ice setup from Jeff Skinner for his third goal of the year. Offense has been tough for Eakin to come by the past two seasons, but the Sabres will gladly take a goal on four shots and an 8-6 (57.1 percent) performance in the faceoff circle from their fourth-line center.
Eakin (personal) logged 9:40 of ice time and was kept off the scoresheet in Monday's 4-2 win over the Islanders.
Eakin, who had missed the previous two games following the birth of his child, returned to his bottom-six role centering the fourth line between Riley Sheahan and Drake Caggiula. The 29-year-old Eakin has two goals and four assists in 45 games in his first season with the Sabres.
Eakin (personal) participated in Monday's morning skate, paving the way for him to return to the lineup against the Islanders, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Eakin had been away from the team to be with his wife after she gave birth, so his return to the facility suggests he's also ready to return to game action. He centered the fourth line in the morning skate and will likely take on an identical role in the evening's game.
Eakin (personal) didn't make the trip to Boston for the Sabres' two-game set with the Bruins, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Eakin remained in Buffalo to be with his wife, who recently gave birth, so he'll miss the Sabres' next two games at a minimum. The 29-year-old forward's next chance to return to game action will arrive Monday versus the Islanders.
Eakin hasn't found the back of the net in his past 15 games.
Eakin picked up two assists during those 15 contests, as his offensive woes have continued with Buffalo. The former 20-goal scorer has just one goal and three assists through 31 games this season.
Eakin lit the lamp in Tuesday's win over New Jersey.
The marker was his first goal as a member of the Sabres. Through 16 games, Eakin has just one goal and single assist. His offense has largely been absent, and his two PIM, nine hits, 10 shots, and minus-5 rating show he isn't providing much help in other areas. Perhaps finding the back of the net can spark some more production from the 29-year-old.
Eakin notched an assist in Saturday's 4-3 shootout win over the Devils.
The 29-year-old is just two seasons removed from a 22-goal, 41-point campaign, but his first season with the Sabres isn't exactly off to a flying start, as Saturday's point was his first in nine games. Eakin will continue to fill a checking role for Buffalo, and the team doesn't have enough wing depth to provide much fantasy upside for its third-line center.
Eakin signed a two-year contract worth $2.25 million AAV with the Sabres on Saturday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Eakin peaked two seasons ago when he produced 22 goals and 19 assists over 78 games with the Golden Knights. He quickly fell back to earth last year, combining for five goals and 10 assists between the Golden Knights and the Jets. The 29-year-old is a good fit in Buffalo, as he plays a solid two-way game and can fill in on the power play in a pinch. With Jack Eichel and Eric Staal already on the roster, Eakin will spend the majority of his time in the bottom six.
Eakin had a goal and an assist with two shots in Monday's 4-2 win over Arizona. He also won 10 of 16 (62.6 percent) faceoffs.
Eakin pounced on a loose puck in front following an offensive-zone faceoff and slid it past a sprawled Darcy Kuemper, giving the Jets a 3-2 lead with 8:27 left in regulation. It was his first goal since by acquired from Vegas at the trade deadline in February. Eakin had also assisted on Tucker Poolman's game-tying goal late in the second period, giving him his first multi-point game since Halloween. The 28-year-old has five goals and 13 points in 48 games on the season.
Eakin registered an assist and three shots on goal in Friday's 4-0 win over the Golden Knights.
Eakin's second point as a Jet came at the expense of his most recent former team. The 28-year-old center is up to 12 points, 59 shots on goal and 49 hits through 47 contests this year. He's seen top-six usage with the Jets, but the production doesn't match the role currently -- Eakin is best left off most fantasy rosters.
Vegas traded Eakin to the Jets in exchange for a conditional 2021 fourth-round pick Friday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.
This is essentially a cap dump for the Golden Knights, who have to be happy with getting the underperforming Eakin's contract off the books without giving up additional assets. Eakin, who's only notched 10 points in 41 games this campaign, will likely slot into a bottom-six role with his new club. Per Adam Kimelman of NHL.com, Eakin is looking at Sunday in Buffalo as his earliest potential day to debut with his new club.
Eakin registered an assist, three shots on goal, three hits and two PIM in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Lightning.
Eakin set up Alec Martinez's first goal as a Golden Knight, scored at 18:05 of the first period. The assist snapped a four-game point drought for the center. He's at 10 points, 53 shots and 41 hits in 41 contests this season.
Eakin potted a goal in Saturday's 6-5 shootout loss to the Hurricanes.
After the Hurricanes rallied in the third period, Eakin's tally tied the game at five and helped Vegas secure a point in the standings. The 28-year-old center has just nine points and 47 shots through 36 contests, a disappointment after his career-best 41-point output last year.
Eakin posted an assist across 12:18 of ice time in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Lightning.
Eakin went pointless with a minus-5 rating over nine games since returning from a head injury, but he finally got back in the groove with a secondary assist on William Carrier's goal. The 28-year-old is reserved to the third line at this point, and he's on track for career lows because he has accrued eight points and a minus-10 rating this year.
Eakin (head) had one hit and a minus-1 rating in 13:31 during Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Penguins.
Eakin's third-line unit with William Carrier and Alex Tuch was unable to make an impact on the game. Expect the 28-year-old Eakin, who missed 17 games with the injury, to continue on the third line for much of the rest of the season. He's accumulated seven points and 38 shots in 25 contests.
Eakin (head) will play in Tuesday's home game versus the Penguins. .
Eakin wasn't originally expected to play in this game, but he'll finally crack the lineup for the first time since Nov. 29. The 28-year-old pivot will likely start off in the bottom six, and he'll look to build on the seven points he accrued through the first 24 games.
Eakin (head) is working his way back from injury but won't be in the lineup against Pittsburgh on Tuesday, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
Eakin will miss his 18th consecutive game due to his head injury. The Winnipeg native notched three goals, one assist and 21 shots in eight contests prior to getting hurt. Once cleared to play, the center probably will slot back into a second-line role over Chandler Stephenson.
Eakin (head) shed the no-contact sweater during Monday's practice, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
Eakin absorbed contract during Monday's drills, and if he can avoid a setback, he's in line to return to the lineup Tuesday versus the Penguins. The 28-year-old hasn't played since Nov. 29, and he generated seven points through 24 games prior to the injury.
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|05/04||vs NYI||W 4-3 (SO)||1||0||1||0||13:27|
|05/03||vs NYI||W 4-2||0||0||0||0||9:40|
|04/18||vs PIT||W 4-2||0||0||0||0||5:55|
|04/17||vs PIT||L 2-3||0||0||0||0||10:15|
|04/15||@ WAS||W 5-2||0||0||0||-2||13:08|
|04/13||@ BOS||L 2-3 (SO)||0||0||0||0||16:03|
|04/11||@ PHI||W 5-3||0||0||0||-1||11:08|
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