BUFFALO - The Sabres headline on Wednesday was about a player that wasn't going to play that night, but appears to be getting closer to in the near future.

Star center Jack Eichel skated with the team for the first time since he suffered a high ankle sprain on the eve of the season opener six weeks ago.

There is still no timetable for his return. Eichel says he feels good on the ice, but wants to be able to play a complete game before returning to the ice.