The Buffalo Sabres announced Jack Eichel will miss the remainder of the season due to a herniated disc in his neck. He is expected to make a full recovery and be ready to play next season.
The Sabres have announced the following update regarding forward Jack Eichel. pic.twitter.com/SlpzHy7sWp— Sabres PR (@SabresPR) April 14, 2021
In early March, Eichel came up wincing in pain after a hit while playing the Islanders. “Jack went back to Buffalo early, still being assessed,” former coach Ralph Krueger told the media soon after. “He’ll be out minimum a week. We have an upper-body situation that needs some deeper analysis before we decide further.”
Eichel then went out of town to seek a second opinion. Now his nightmare season is over due to injury. However; even if he were able to fight through it that wouldn’t make much sense in a lost season.
What remains is if the Sabres will entertain trading him this offseason.
The Stars are still fighting for a playoff spot but they will do so without their number one goalie Ben Bishop and forward Alex Radulov. GM Jim Nill gave the following updates.
On Ben Bishop: “It has been determined that Bishop will not return to play this season, allowing him time to continue his rehabilitation and return to full health for the 2021-22 season.”
On Alex Radulov: “Radulov will require surgery to repair a core muscle injury. The surgery will force him to miss the remainder of the season. He is expected to be fully recovered for the 2021-22 season.”