- Updated: November 29, 2016
If you play fantasy hockey (and there is a good chance you don’t) and you drafted Jack Eichel, you’ve been a frustrated person so far. The day before the start of the season, Eichel went down with an injury.
He hasn’t played since.
That all changes on Tuesday night when he confirmed that he will be in the lineup against the Ottawa Senators, according to John Vogl of the Buffalo News.
“Jack’s back. Eichel makes it official he is playing tonight for Sabres versus Senators,” Vogl tweets.
The Sabres could desperately use his offense. He had 24 goals last year as a teenager and he’s only going to get better. He would have easily been the number one draft pick in the NHL Draft last year if not for a kid named Connor McDavid.