The Buffalo Sabres certainly have a reason to be thankful. Jack Eichel was skating this morning and from the video is moving rather well for the young center who has been out since mid-October with a high ankle sprain. Mike Harrington also tweets that Eichel’s progress is going well.
Eichel was injured during an October practice and the Sabres have slumped in his absence. Buffalo has been salvaged by injury, and with Ryan O’Reilly returning and Eichel close, it certainly spells relief for a team expected to build on last year’s successes.