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The Sabres signed Jack Eichel to an eight-year extension worth $80 million ($10.0M AAV).

Eichel is entering the final year of his entry-level contract, so this extension will kick in for the 2018-19 season and run through the 2025-26 campaign—he will be 29-years-old. Eichel is hoping for a better start to 2017-18 after last year got derailed by an injury before the first game. Upon his return to the Buffalo lineup, Eichel was 10th in the NHL in points and is pegged as one of the biggest breakout candidates coming into this season.

Source: Mike Harrington 10/3/17, 7:31 pm EST

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Eichel (ankle) is fine and will play on Tuesday.

Eichel tweaked his ankle in last night’s loss in Washington, but he said he is fine and will play tonight vs. the Oikers. Eichel has played well in his first four games of the season, posting three goals and one assist. Expect a strong performance tonight as he goes head to head with Connor McDavid.

Source: Paul Hamilton 12/6/16, 6:41 am EST

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Eichel (ankle) will return to the Sabres lineup on Tuesday.

After missing the first 21 games of the season with an ankle injury, Eichel will play tonight vs. the Senators. Eichel had a strong rookie season, having picked up 24 goals and 32 assists (56 points) in 81 games and he will start his 2016-17 season on a line with Evander Kane and Sam Reinhart.

Source: Paul Hamilton 11/29/16, 8:00 am EST

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Eichel (ankle) was a full participant in Monday’s practice; could make his NHL debut on Tuesday.

Eichel has not played in a game this season because of a preseason ankle injury, but he skated on the second line and on the top power-play at Monday’s practice. Head coach Dan Bylsma said it is possible for Eichel to make his debut tomorrow, so monitor his status during the morning skate.

Source: @BuffaloSabres 11/28/16, 8:11 am EST

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Eichel (ankle) returned to practice on Wednesday; expected to miss 3-5 more games.

Eichel had been skating on his own prior to Wednesday, but he joined the Sabres for his first practice session since getting injured a few days before the season started. Eichel won’t play tonight, but is only expected to miss 3-5 more games before making his season debut. This is massive news for the Sabres, who currently sit last in the NHL in goal scoring.

Source: Mike Harrington 11/23/16, 7:12 am EST

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Eichel (ankle) resumed skating on Thursday; remains weeks away from playing.

Eichel is nearly four weeks into a 6-8 week timetable, but his return to the ice on Thursday is a great sign that he is recovering on schedule. It appears as if Eichel is on-pace to return to the lineup in late November/early-December. Monitor Eichel’s progression over the next few weeks.

Source: Amy Moritz 11/11/16, 4:50 am EST

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