Eichel has a high-ankle sprain

February 11, 2018

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Buffalo Sabres have announced that Jack Eichel has a high-ankle sprain and is out indefinitely. Eichel had the same injury to the opposite ankle to start last season and missed the first 21 games of the year. He didn't play his first game until November 29, so that was the better part of two months. 

If this injury takes the same amount of time to heal, Eichel will not be back this season. 

Nick Baptiste will likely be called up from Rochester. The only extra for Saturday in Boston was Zemgus Girgensons and he couldn't play due to illness.