Sabres reportedly want to 'move on' from Jack Eichel
Buffalo Sabers captain Jack Eichel could be traded this summer. (Gregory Fisher / Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
If there was any hope in Buffalo that Sabers captain Jack Eichel would still be on her team for the next season, she should be gone by now.
Amid uncertain reports of their intentions this off-season, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman appeared on Buffalo's WGR 550 to further cement the likelihood of a trade this summer.
Eichel, 24, has a five-year contract with a $ 10 million cap hit. The only real kicker is that he'll earn a no-move clause after the next season. So Sabers GM Kevyn Adams is in a real do-or-die situation when it comes to swapping his captain.
Not only will he make a trade more difficult for the next 12 months, but towards the end of this season - when the Sabers held the NHL's worst record - Acorn and the Sabers management got into an argument over the player who needed further medical advice Procedure to Correct a Injury.
In his end-of-season media availability, Eichel made sure what his future goals are.
"I think the most important thing is just to try to get healthy and find a way to play hockey wherever that may be for the next year," said Eichel.
With teams revolving around Buffalo, there will no doubt be a competitive auction for Eichel's services as he is one of the premier centers in the league and can be the final piece for a team fighting for the championship.
In 89 games in his last two seasons, Eichel has scored 38 goals and 96 points.
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