Eichel exits early after leg injury in Boston, Sabres pick up win

Jack Eichel did not return to the game on Saturday night.

Boston Bruins' Charlie McAvoy (73) battles Buffalo Sabres' Jack Eichel (15) for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

BOSTON, M.A. (WIVB) – Back in front of his hometown fans, Jack Eichel exited early after suffering an awkward leg injury Saturday night.

While going for a puck behind the net, Eichel’s right leg bent and slammed into the boards. He stayed down for a few seconds before skating off with his stick. Later in the game the Sabres announced Eichel would not return.

The Sabres center missed part of last season after an injury to his left ankle.

Buffalo was able to regroup after the shocking loss, going on to win 4-2.

Evander Kane netted his first goal in 15 games on a breakaway shot beating Tuukka Rask.

The second period turned out to be one of the most successful for the blue and gold, as they scored three goals.

Next up, Buffalo returns home to host the Avalanche on Sunday night.


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