A Jack Eichel commerce all the way down to the one-yard line?
Emily Kaplan: A number of sources are saying that it’s all the way down to the Calgary Flames and Vegas Golden Knights within the Jack Eichel sweepstakes. Buffalo Sabres GM Kevyn Adams hasn’t obtained his asking value but, however he’s working arduous to get it achieved. Sources added that each the Flames and Golden Knights are okay with the surgical procedure that Eichel needs.
** NHLRumors.com transcription
“The saga now has two finalists, the Calgary Flames and the Vegas Golden Knights. There was plenty of work achieved over the weekend, and I used to be advised the commerce was on the one-yard line. There are nonetheless some particulars they obtained to determine.
I’m advised that Buffalo GM Kevyn Adams is working extraordinarily arduous on this, to get a commerce achieved. Nonetheless, he’s additionally been very agency on his stance, and neither Calgary nor Vegas has met him on his full calls for but.
And if you happen to’re questioning if Jack’s surgical procedure is a part of the holdup, the reply is not any. Each Calgary and Vegas, like a lot of the groups that Jack Eichel’s camp have spoken to via this course of, are okay with him getting his most popular synthetic disc substitute surgical procedure as a substitute of that fusion surgical procedure.”
Kaplan on what his timetable might be after the surgical procedure and his standing for the season and the Olympics.
“Yeah, so the ADR, if he will get that surgical procedure, is about six weeks till he can get again on the ice however a minimal three months till he’s cleared to play. In order that does take up till after the All-Star break and certain eliminates him from group USA on the 2022 Olympics.
I’ll notice, nonetheless, that the synthetic disc substitute surgical procedure is a couple of two months shorter timeline than if he have been to get the fusion surgical procedure.”