5/11/21 | 6:33PM: Pierre LeBrun said on TSN‘s Insider Trading that “hardly a secret that last offseason the Rangers did have discussions with the Sabres about Eichel” before noting that the Rangers also want to be “careful” about their cap situation.”
12:32PM: Elliotte Freidman writes that the Rangers were unwilling to trade a first-round pick last year for Eichel, it was #1, but that it could be an option for them this time. (Sportsnet)
5/10/21| 7:18PM: Earlier today, Sabres center Jack Eichel said that he has been “upset” with how things with the Sabres have gone since his injury and cited a “disconnect from the organization and myself and it’s been tough at times.” (NHL Network, Sportsnet)
- Eichel missed most of this season with a herniated disc in his neck.
He added “I think the most important thing is trying to get healthy and figure out a way to be available to play hockey next year wherever that may be.” (NHL Network, Sportsnet)