Both team has the assets and cap space to take on Eichel’s big contract. The question is, does Eichel want to be traded?
TSN’s Darren Dreger is reporting Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams said last month that Eichel had not requested a trade, though the centre openly discussed a “disconnect” with the team regarding how to treat his neck injury.
“I’ve been a bit upset about the ways things have been handled since I’ve been hurt,” Eichel said on May 10. “There’s been a bit of a disconnect between myself and the organization.”
Normally when a player states a displeasure with the way an injury was treated is usually a more subtle way of telling the team, I want to be traded.