Eichel says he'll play Tuesday against Edmonton

Posted at 10:44 AM, Dec 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-06 12:26:30-05

UPDATE: Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma and Eichel himself both say he's good to go for tonight's game. Check out Eichel's comments in the video above.


ORIGINAL STORY: Here we go again, Sabres fans.

Jack Eichel's status for Tuesday Night's game against Edmonton is uncertain, following a scary moment in the second period of last night's game against the Capitals. Here's how Sabres reporter Matt Bove described it:

He very clearly wasn’t himself from that moment on. It looked like Eichel was limping around in his own end and was several steps slower than what we’re accustomed to seeing.   What was most apparent was his lack of explosiveness. Eichel is the Sabres most explosive player, maybe more so than anyone they’ve had since the millennium, but in the second half of Monday’s game he was just another guy.

According to TSN's Bob McKenize, it appears he may have reinjured the ankle that caused Eichel to miss most of the season so far.

Matt Bove is heading to the Key Bank Center this morning. We'll have the latest on Eichel's status tonight on and on 7EWN at 6.