Report: Jack Eichel nearly got traded Friday

Published October 14, 2021 at 6:36 PM
Jack Eichel was almost dealt last week, according to ESPN NHL insider Emily Kaplan.

«Behind the scenes the NHL and the NHLPA are working to push things along, they don't like this stalemate. Jack Eichel is now sharing his medicals with teams and I was told as of Thursday that there was serious optimism that a trade was imminent and everyone felt really good about it and that it was gonna happen. And then on Friday things went quiet. So where we stand now is that there are still five teams in on Jack Eichel and those are teams that believe they can fit his $10 million salary into their cap situation, maybe that means moving contracts or whatever. All of those teams though have agreed though that Jack Eichel will get the disc surgery that he wants.»

Emily Kaplan - ESPN

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