Sabres' Eichel returns to practice for 1st time in a month

From FOX Sports - March 13, 2018

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP)Buffalo Sabres leading scorer Jack Eichel isnt sure when hell be cleared to play after returning to practice for the first time since spraining his right ankle a month ago.

Eichel says hed like to start playing as soon as possible. But he adds its 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.

Eichel has been skating on his own for the past 10 days. Hes missed 14 games since he was hurt in a 4-2 win at Boston on Feb. 10.


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