Jack Eichel was scratched from the Buffalo Sabres’ game against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday due to a lower-body injury, the team announced.
INJURY UPDATE: Jack Eichel will not play tonight due to a lower-body injury.
— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) February 26, 2021
Eichel was a maintenance absence for Buffalo’s morning skate but did participate in pregame warmups. The Sabres captain has appeared in all 16 games this season, tallying 14 points (2+12) while averaging 20:50.
Tage Thompson stepped into the lineup in place of Eichel. Riley Shehan started the game centering Eichel’s usual linemates, Victor Olofsson and Sam Reinhart.