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 bought his asking value but, however he’s working arduous to get it completed. Sources added that each the Flames and Golden Knights are okay with the surgical procedure that Eichel desires.
** NHLRumors.com transcription
“The saga now has two finalists, the Calgary Flames and the Vegas Golden Knights. There was quite a lot of work completed over the weekend, and I used to be informed the commerce was on the one-yard line. There are nonetheless some particulars they bought to determine.
I’m informed that Buffalo GM Kevyn Adams is working extraordinarily arduous on this, to get a commerce completed. 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 in case you’re questioning if Jack’s surgical procedure is a part of the holdup, the reply isn’t any. Each Calgary and Vegas, like a lot of the groups that Jack Eichel’s camp have spoken to by way of this course of, are okay with him getting his most well-liked synthetic disc substitute surgical procedure as an alternative of that fusion surgical procedure.”
Kaplan on what his timetable may very well 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 sure eliminates him from group USA on the 2022 Olympics.
I’ll notice, nonetheless, that the synthetic disc substitute surgical procedure is a few two months shorter timeline than if he had been to get the fusion surgical procedure.”