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The Olympics are not out of the question for Jack Eichel


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T. Tadi
December 9, 2021  (8:58 PM)
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Eichel had his neck surgery over a month ago. Before the surgery, he predicted he would be totally recovered in three to five months, but his doctor said it could be longer. If he is ready to go, it will nearly perfectly coincide with the commencement of the Olympics, as TSN's Chris Johnston discussed on Tuesday.

«There's at least a possibility there,» Johnston said on Insider Trading. «The fact that it's gone quiet is not a reflection of how things are going. In fact, Jack Eichel is right on schedule in terms of his recovery, which leaves the sliver of a possibility that he could be available to Team USA at the Beijing Olympics.»
«At this point, I get the sense that no one wants to put pressure on this recovery. It was obviously a significant injury. He's had the surgery, the trade's gone through to Vegas and everyone just wants the process to play out.
«I don't even think, necessarily that Team USA is banking on him, but it's notable that with a little over a month before that team is chosen, it hasn't been ruled out as a possibility for Jack Eichel.»
We won't know if Eichel can participate in the Olympics until January. Due to the pandemic concern, it is unknown if NHL players will attend the event. While it looked certain in the summer, recent events have placed doubt on their attendance.
Credit: LVChronicle
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