The Buffalo Sabres and Jack Eichel’s camp are planning to satisfy to debate the previous No. 2 general choose’s desire to bear an unprecedented disk substitute surgical procedure.
Eichel has a herniated disk in his neck and per ESPN’s Emily Kaplan, there may be urgency to have it addressed as quickly as doable. Eichel remained hopeful that Buffalo would commerce him to a group that might permit him to get the surgical procedure, a process that has by no means been carried out on an NHL participant earlier than. Nevertheless, the group has refused to come back off its hefty asking value.
The Sabres desire that the 24-year-old obtain a fusion surgical procedure, and below NHL collective bargaining settlement guidelines, groups have the ultimate say on the right way to deal with participant’s accidents.
“As not too long ago as final week, there have been as many as 5 groups fascinated with buying and selling for Eichel, based on sources. Buffalo, nonetheless, has held agency on its giant asking value amid the medical uncertainty, which has cooled most commerce talks,” Kaplan wrote. “Over the previous a number of weeks, Eichel has been visiting varied medical doctors, accumulating medical opinions that assist his desire to obtain a disk substitute surgical procedure. In accordance with sources, Eichel’s camp is presenting that data to Buffalo administration this week, hoping they may budge on their stance.”
Relying on how the upcoming assembly with the group goes, Eichel might then file a grievance.
Eichel, who failed his bodily on the group’s camp and was stripped of his captaincy final month, is presently on the injured reserve listing. The 2016 first-team All-Rookie agreed to a franchise-record eight-year, $80 million contract in 2017.