It appears there could be some movement on the Jack Eichel trade front.
TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports that ongoing discussions and additional access to Eichel’s medical file has helped teams with trade interest clearly see his situation. He adds that both the Sabres and Eichel are hopeful a deal can be worked out soon with one of the interested teams.
Dreger said last week on Insider Trading that the Sabres were sharing Eichel’s medical information with teams that have trade interest, noting the National Hockey League and the NHL Players’ Association had also been involved in the standoff between the two sides over how to treat the center’s neck injury.
The 24-year-old center was limited to 21 games last season due to the neck injury. He has been the subject of trade talk since the end of last season and his former agents released a statement in July trying to spur a trade. He switched agents to Pat Brisson in August.
“The hockey world believes a healthy Jack Eichel is a franchise player and these types of situations don’t come up very often where players are moved,” Adams added last week. “We believe there’s value on Jack Eichel and we will do what we need to do as an organization to do the best we can moving forward.”