Reports: Sabres saga over as Jack Eichel heads to Vegas Golden Knights

Eichel saga is over

By Forever Blueshirts
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Jan 11, 2020; Buffalo, New York, USA; Fans greet Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel (9) as he makes his way to the ice before a game against the Vancouver Canucks at KeyBank Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

The saga is over! Jack Eichel is now a member of the Vegas Golden Knights pending a trade call. According to Darren Dreger the package is as follows:

To Vegas: Jack Eichel, and a 3rd rd pick 2023

To Buffalo: Peyton Krebs, Alex Tuch, a 1st rd pick in 2022 (top 10 protected), and a 3rd in 2023

Golden Knights seal the deal on Jack Eichel

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Jan 9, 2020; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel (9) waits for a face off during the third period against the St. Louis Blues at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Vegas was always one of the top teams involved in acquiring the 24 year center. They are also on board with Eichel getting the artificial disc replacement surgery that the Sabres refused.

The outlook for Eichel is he will have the surgery after the trade is finalized and is expected to be out between 3 to 4 months. Vegas will place him on LTIR for salary cap purposes.

Eichel has four more years remaining at $10M AAV. He has 355 points in 375 games.

-First published at The Daily Goal Horn