Jack Eichel had his point streak end at 17 games when the injured center was scratched for the Buffalo Sabres against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on Thursday.
Eichel, who has an upper-body injury, was a full participant in the morning skate. The announcement was made about 10 minutes before puck drop.
Eichel could have matched the Buffalo record of 18 straight games with a point, set by Gilbert Perreault (Oct. 24-Dec. 4, 1971).
Sabres forward Jack Eichel will miss tonight’s game due to an upper-body injury.
— Sabres PR (@SabresPR) December 19, 2019