Five teams in on Rangers target Jack Eichel, who was reportedly close to being traded

Jack Eichel skating in white uniform

Jack Eichel skating in white uniform

The Jack Eichel legend continues in Buffalo, however it nearly concerned an end recently, according to ESPN’s Emily Kaplan.

Since last Thursday, she kept in mind that groups had “serious optimism” the Sabres would lastly trade the dissatisfied 24-year-old All-Star, who has actually been linked to the Rangers.

“Behind the scenes, the NHL and NHLPA have intervened and pushed things along,” Kaplan stated. “They don’t like this stalemate. Jack Eichel is now sharing his medicals with teams, and I was told as of Thursday, there was serious optimism that a trade was imminent.

“As we stand now, there are five teams still in on Jack Eichel and those are teams that they believe they can fit his $10 million salary into their cap situation and maybe that means moving some contracts or whatever. All of those teams agreed, though, that Jack Eichel will get the disc replacement surgery that he wants that the Sabres will not have him.”

That tail end is the kicker here: Eichel has actually wished to get this disc replacement surgical treatment and the Sabres, who Eichel lost rely on due to the fact that of his neck injury, didn’t desire him getting it. He likewise failed his physical in advance of training school.

It would make him miss out on an excellent portion of the season — there’s a 3-4 month healing duration following the surgical treatment. Nevertheless, somebody of Eichel’s skill and age deserves waiting.

Previously this offseason, U.S.A. TODAY’s Vince Mercogliano reported that Rangers president and GM Chris Drury was not likely to budge on including particular gamers to a plan for Eichel.

The Sabres apparently desired “at least four pieces that would be equivalent of first-rounders.” However that might alter now, specifically thinking about the NHL and NHLPA are getting included.

Eichel still has $50 million staying on his agreement over the next 5 years.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.