The Sabres announced today that Eichel has a severe high ankle sprain and will be out indefinitely.
— Matthew Bové (@Matt_Bove) February 11, 2018
Eichel’s former teammate at Boston University, Matt Grzelcyk, appeared to push Eichel’s skate with his stick, causing the awkward collision.
While Eichel was already in a vulnerable position and potentially falling on his own, Grzelcyk’s stick made it worse.
— BuffaloHockeyCentral (@BHCdotcom) February 11, 2018
Eichel has recorded 53 points (22 goals, 31 assists) in 55 games this season. He missed 21 games last season with the same injury, although the severity of each may be a little different.