NHL stars are dropping like flies.
That might be a bit dramatic. Carey Price has the flu. Patrice Bergeron will miss a few games. But these things come in threes.
The Buffalo Sabres were going through a practice on Wednesday morning when star center Jack Eichel tripped over a teammate’s skate and rolled his left leg. Initial reports from the arena said he screamed when he fell, and it’s not hard to see why.
If you’re squeamish about legs bending in unnatural ways, be warned!
VIDEO: Jack Eichel goes down at #Sabres practice, has to be helped off the ice. Looks like left ankle. pic.twitter.com/ntUj3asIGE— Tom Martin (@4TomMartin) October 12, 2016
Eichel is taken off the ice. We heard the yell as he went down. It's the left leg/ankle. #Sabres pic.twitter.com/l70gI7Q9un— Mike Harrington (@BNHarrington) October 12, 2016
We await word from the Sabres on just how bad the injury was, but if it costs him significant time then the Sabres just lost their most exciting player and a huge chunk of their offense before the season even begins.