Sabres captain Jack Eichel to miss remainder of season with neck injury

Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel will miss the remainder of the season due to a herniated disc in his neck, the team announced today.

Eichel is expected to be healthy and ready to play at the beginning of the 2021-22 season.

Eichel recorded 18 points (2+16) in 21 games this season. His last game was on March 7, where he picked up an assist to extend his point streak to four games.

The Sabres’ next game is against the Washington Capitals on Thursday at Capital One Arena. Faceoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. on MSG and WGR 550.