Jack Aichel is moving forward without resolving the situation in any way. The injured forward failed physically last week and snatched the Buffalo Sabers captaincy, but he is still not moving forward with any surgery that will allow him to play again this season. Aibel (whom he now enlists, apart from being transferred to the Wounded Reserve) almost no information has come out of the Seabers camp, but Elliott Friedman of Sportsnet believes that is enough. About his latest 31 Thoughts In the podcast, Friedman suggests it’s time to step into the league:
I think the NHL needs to take action, I do. I understand that the NHL wants to protect the rules of the CBA, I got that. But at the end of the day I don’t think it’s a good look for your league when you have such a star player and a team that can’t agree on this. This player, who is a star player who can run a franchise, is somehow barred from the game because they cannot agree on a surgery.
I think that’s one thing the NHL can do. If Jack Eischel agrees – and I think Jack Eischel agrees – everyone should be able to see his treatment. St. Louis and Tarasenko, anyone could see the medical. If anyone has seen [Eichel’s] Medical except for Sabers, I don’t know it.
Friedman, like other journalists who have been following this story, cannot be confident that no other team has seen Aisel’s treatment, but the shroud around them is still creating an extremely difficult situation to solve. It’s hard to make ১০ 10 million even if a player is healthy, but the lack of information certainly makes it impossible. Co-host Jeff Marek suggests that the start day is coming in short order, we are already heading towards a lost season for Aishel considering the stalemate on both sides.
Another thing that Friedman mentioned is the possibility of a toled contract, which means that this season will not be counted if Aishel is out of the year under suspension as a team. This means his contract will be extended between the 2026-27 seasons, although this result does not seem likely at the moment.
A few days ago, Nick Caprios of Line Movement tweeted Aisel made it clear that she would go anywhere, even though she had no control over it. The non-movement clause does not take effect until the fifth year of his contract. Kipreos added that at least one interested team would want the Sabers to cover any draft conditions based on their game play and total score after surgery.
The Sabers start the regular season on October 14th and it is not clear if this situation will be resolved by then.