Sabres’ Jack Eichel suffers high ankle sprain

New Jersey Devils center Sergey Kalinin (51), of Russia, gives chase to Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel (15) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday Dec. 15, 2015 in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel injured his ankle at practice Wednesday morning.

News 4 was there when Eichel went down on the ice during a power play drill. Eichel was in front of a net when he became tangled with another player.

As his skate became caught, he fell, yelled in pain and gripped his left leg.

Watch the incident in the video below.

The Sabres star had to be helped off the ice.

Sabres Coach Dan Bylsma commented on the situation, saying “It took the wind out of the arena a little bit. You could probably slap the guys in the face to say ‘snap out of it.’…We’re eight minutes away from practice being over and that happens.”

Eichel is expected to be sidelined for a minimum of four to six weeks. The Sabres open their season Thursday night vs. Montreal. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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