Ramblings: Eichel Misses Day 1 of Camp, Players Drafted Too High on Yahoo (Jan 2)

Ian Gooding

2021-01-02

The seven teams that did not make the 2019-20 postseason all returned to the ice for the first time since March. And with that came some news out of Buffalo that Jack Eichel missed Friday's practice because of an upper-body injury from off-ice training. The Sabres have listed him as day-to-day, while coach Ralph Krueger said he expects him back within the next couple days, so sounds like this is nothing to ring the alarm bells about.

In case Eichel's injury affects his ability to start the season, here are some way-too-early Sabres line combinations from their first day of camp. Obviously this would be a plum opportunity for Casey Mittelstadt, if you've been waiting on him for a while.

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We might get to see some outdoor games this season after all, although they will look very different from the packed baseball/football stadiums that we've seen in the past. Lake Tahoe could make for some amazing visuals though.

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