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)
Eichel has long been connected with the Rangers, especially since Bob McKenzie, in September 2020, mentioned that the Rangers were among the interested teams in Eichel.