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Sabres' Jack Eichel to miss the remainder of the season with a herniated disc in his neck

The team announced Wednesday that Jack Eichel will miss the remainder of the season due to a herniated disc in his neck.
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Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel (9) warms up before an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

BUFFALO, N.Y. — More bad news for the Buffalo Sabres' and their captain.

The team announced Wednesday that Jack Eichel will miss the remainder of the season due to a herniated disc in his neck.

They anticipate Eichel will be healthy and ready to play at the start of the 2021-22 season. 

With the abbreviated season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Eichel has 18 points in 21 games. He last played on March 7.

The Sabres are getting ready to take on the Washington Capitals Thursday.