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.
Eakin (head) will participate in a medical skate Monday, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
Eakin hasn't played since Nov. 29, but getting back on the ice is his next step in recovery. It's unlikely he'll be ready for Tuesday's game against the Ducks, but a return to the lineup in the next week or so isn't out of the question. The 28-year-old will need to practice without limitations first.
Eakin (head) is still classified as week-to-week according to head coach Gerard Gallant, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
The news effectively rules Eakin out for at least the next four games, though it could certainly be longer. The Winnipeg native has already missed the previous four games due to his head injury. With Cody Glass (concussion) on the shelf as well, Chandler Stephenson will get a look in a top-six role.
Eakin (head) won't be in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
Eakin has been sidelined since Nov. 29, when he took a hard check from Arizona's Brad Richardson. It will be the fourth straight game missed for Eakin, as he's accumulated just seven points in 24 games this year. The 28-year-old's next chance to suit up is Tuesday against Chicago.
Coach Gerard Gallant said Sunday that Eakin is week-to-week with an upper-body injury.
Eakin suffered the injury in Friday's game against the Coyotes, when he was crushed into the boards by Brad Richardson. The Golden Knights are set to begin a three-game road trip this week, so his status is murky at best for all three games. In his stead, Nicolas Roy was called up Saturday, and he should be expected to draw into the lineup if Eakin is officially out.
Eakin left Friday's game versus the Coyotes with an apparent head injury, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
Eakin was crushed into the boards by the Coyotes' Brad Richardson in the third period. Coach Gerard Gallant did not have an update on Eakin's status after the game, but more information should be made available in the coming days. The Golden Knights begin a three-game road trip against the Rangers on Monday.
Eakin scored a goal on three shots in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Oilers.
Eakin's tally came with 20 seconds left in the first period. Nick Holden's shot bounced to the center, who chipped it up and over Mike Smith to get the Golden Knights on the scoreboard. All three of Eakin's goals this season have come in the last four games. He has seven points and 34 shots in 21 appearances overall.
Eakin notched an empty-net goal on five shots and added two hits in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Maple Leafs.
Eakin's late tally confirmed the win for the Golden Knights. He led all Golden Knights forwards with 18:58 during the game. Eakin has goals in consecutive games and points in three straight. He's at six points in 19 contests for the year, but he's now trending in the right direction.
Eakin scored a goal on five shots and dished two hits in Sunday's 6-0 win over the Flames.
The tally required a review to be confirmed, but it counted as Eakin's first lamp-lighter of the season. He has only five points in 18 contests overall, but three of those points have come in the last five games.
Eakin (lower body) was a full participant at Friday's practice, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
Eakin was considered questionable for Friday's practice due to a minor lower-body injury, but the fact that he was able to fully participate all but confirms he'll be available for Saturday's matchup with L.A. The 28-year-old will center the Golden Knights' second line against the Kings.
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