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.