According to the Vegas Golden Knights, Jack Eichel underwent a successful Artificial Disk Replacement Surgery on November 12th.
He will now begin what many have speculated will be a three to five-month recovery process. Eichel was recently traded to the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for forwards Peyton Krebs, Alex Tuch, a 2022 3rd round pick, and a conditional 2021 1st round pick. The trade ended an eight-month saga between Eichel and the Sabres over a disagreement on the surgery Eichel should get.
Eichel recently said in an interview with Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman that he had asked for a trade when the Sabres didn’t make the 2020 NHL Playoff bubble. He did this to help speed up the rebuild process after hearing the Sabres were going into a rebuild again. The Eichel trade was the last of three big moves Buffalo made during the off-season. The other two were Sam Reinhart to the Florida Panthers and Rasmus Ristolainen to the Philadelphia Flyers.
It has been 365 days since Pat Verbeek took the “big chair” as the Anaheim Ducks general manager. He has been through his first trade deadline, NHL entry draft, re-signing player period, and free agency period. To say Verbeek’s been busy over the last calendar year would be an understatement. While currently doing his best […]
There is a right way to do an NHL rebuild and a wrong way. The wrong way is to draft offensive talent or “the best player available.” In the case of the Columbus Blue Jackets (currently on pace for 54 points,) even though it may be difficult to see, the organization is rebuilding the right […]
On Saturday afternoon, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported that the Detroit Red Wings had placed forward Adam Erne on waivers. Ahead of this move, the Red Wings sent down Jonatan Berggren to make room to activate Filip Zadina off of injured reserve. Zadina was then assigned to Grand Rapids on a conditioning stint but still counts […]