Buffalo Sabres: Jack Eichel may be done for the season

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Feb 22, 2021; Uniondale, New York, USA; Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel (9) and New York Islanders defenseman Ryan Pulock (6) battle for position during the third period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

According to Elliotte Friedman today on WGR550, there are rumors that the issue with Jack Eichel’s injury could have him out for the rest of the season. Currently the Buffalo Sabres and Eichel are trying to figure it out.

Eichel seeks second opinion

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Jack Eichel out (NHLI/Getty Images)

“Jack went back to Buffalo early, still being assessed,” Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger informed the media about the injury Tuesday. “He’ll be out minimum a week. We have an upper-body situation that needs some deeper analysis before we decide further.”

Now it’s being reported that Eichel has gone out of town to seek a second opinion. The concern around the Sabres is definitely growing as they go through a very rough time in the franchise’s history.

The injury occurred against the Islanders and may have re-aggravated something he’d been dealing with since the offseason.