Just arrived in Vegas on Sunday, Jack Eichel He said he was grateful to the Golden Knights.
The striker can finally put the saga surrounding his stand with the Buffalo Sabers behind him, but most of all, he thanks his new team for allowing him to undergo the surgery he wanted for his neck injury.
Eventually a disc would be replaced, a procedure that was inappropriate to his previous regulation because it was never performed on an NHL player.
Eichel now hopes that the situation will change in the future and that players will have a say in the recommended treatments after that because he has been out of the game for so long because of this argument.
“I think my situation highlights a point that could be changed in the future. I don’t really agree that the team has a big say in medical treatment. I think there should be collaboration.”
The author of 139 goals and 216 assists in 375 games, Eichel was in the fourth year of an eight-year contract for $80 million. The Golden Knights made the acquisition Thursday in exchange for Alex Tuch, Peyton Krebs, and two enlistment picks. Before making his debut with his new team, Eichel is scheduled to undergo the operation on Friday and his rehabilitation period is set to last three months.
“Other players have had herniated discs in other ways. But, from what I heard from them talking to them, they didn’t really have a choice. I’m glad my second opinion gave me that option with better surgery. I’ve done as much research as possible on this topic. I’m confident I’m making the right decision.”, he pointed out.
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