Jack Eichel injury update: Sabres hold breath after awkward collision

Jack Eichel (Getty Pictures)

Jack Eichel, the one remaining purpose to observe the Sabres play out the remainder of their wretched season, skated off the ice Saturday night time favoring his decrease proper leg.

Buffalo’s star ahead collided with Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk in the course of the first interval at TD Backyard, falling backward onto his legs. Within the course of, Eichel’s proper leg twisted awkwardly into the top boards. He skated to the Sabres’ locker room underneath his personal energy and was dominated out for the rest of the sport.

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The Sabres did not instantly present an update on the character of Eichel’s injury, however he was unable to place strain on the leg as he skated off the ice. He is scheduled to bear an MRI Sunday, in line with the Buffalo Information. 

The 21-yr-previous is the one vibrant spot in a misplaced season for Buffalo, which entered Saturday forward of solely the Coyotes within the standings. He is the staff’s chief in objectives (21), assists (31) and (fifty three) factors — all by a large margin — and was trending towards ending the yr with profession-greatest totals. 

Eichel sat out the primary eight weeks of the 2016-17 season with a excessive ankle sprain in his left leg. If this injury is something like that, Sabres followers can official flip their consideration towards the draft lottery.