GM Kevyn Adams had this to say: “I spoke to Jack two days ago, I spoke to the team yesterday and addressed this, Jack Eichel is no longer the captain of the Buffalo Sabres. From our perspective, the captain is your heartbeat of your team, and we are in a situation where we felt we needed to make that decision.”
Adams also confirmed that Eichel will start the season on LTIR after he failed his physical and remains in a holding pattern with the team on how to best treat his neck injury.
The Sabres are still looking to trade the 24 year old star.
Bertuzzi will be at training camp, following all guidelines, but he will not travel to the Red Wings 8 games in Canada this season.
He will also forfeit over $400,000 this season if he continues to decline vaccination, before any other missed time of course.
Drouin has suffered from these issues for years, and they peaked during warmups on April 23rd forcing him off the ice & causing his season to end.
The rest of his exclusive interview will air this evening at 7:30 pm on RDS.
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