Jack Eichel Is Clearly Miserable In Buffalo
Jack Eichel suffered a herniated disk in his neck earlier in the season. On Monday, he expressed some frustration with his club about his treatment plan.
“There’s been a bit of disconnect between the organization and myself. It’s been tough at times,” He said in postseason media availability.
When asked about making the final call on surgery or other treatment plans, he expressed that being under contract with the team takes away quite a few options. He continued to explain that his number one interest is making sure he’s healthy and ready to suit up next season while the organization’s number one interest is making the team the best it can be right now and that’s where the disconnect started.
He sustained the injury in early March in a matchup against the Islanders. He’s been out of the lineup ever since and in April was ruled out for the rest of the season.
“I have a lot of thinking to do this offseason. I think that there’s a lot I have to consider. But for now, obviously, I’m here.” He continued.
There have been several rumors throughout this season about potential future landing spots for Eichel. He has a No-Trade clause that begins at the start of the 2022 season. That could cause some issues if another season in Buffalo is in the works for Jack Eichel. I don’t foresee that happening though, it sounds like he’d rather bathe with a toaster.
Postseason media is often filled with hockey cliches. “Gotta get better bounces, more depth, end the drought, never say die, go all in, play 200 feet”, etc. So when the former No. 2 pick dropped that bombshell, it definitely turned some heads in the media room.
In conclusion, Jack needs to get out of Buffalo sooner rather than later before anything gets worse.