Sabres' Eichel back at practice after month

From ESPN - March 13, 2018

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo Sabres leading scorer Jack Eichel is not sure when he will be cleared to play after returning to practice for the first time since spraining his right ankle a month ago.

Eichel says he'd like to start playing as soon as possible. But he adds it's premature to pick a specific game. He says the timetable will depend on his conditioning level and how his ankle responds to the lengthy on-ice session Tuesday.

The Sabres are off until Thursday, when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs. Buffalo sits last in the Eastern Conference standings and is all but mathematically eliminated from playoff contention.


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