Vegas reveals when Eichel's debut will take place; Stone to LTIR

Published February 14, 2022 at 4:03 PM

Jack Eichel is set to make his long-awaited return to the NHL in what will be his debut as a member of the Vegas Golden Knights.

Elliotte Friedman broke the news on Twitter on Monday afternoon:

Eichel was acquired from the Buffalo Sabres in November but has yet to play with his Sin City teammates thanks to a long recovery from back surgery.

A player with an elite skill set, our friends at Daily Faceoff reported on Twitter that Eichel was on the top line between oft-injured, but now healthy sniper, Max Pacorietty, and veteran Russian winger, Evgenii Dadonov.

In the weeks leading up to Eichel's return, many wondered how Knights' GM, Kelly McCrimmon, was going to be able to insert Eichel to the lineup while still abiding by the League's salary cap guidelines. That answer, too, became clear this morning:

Cue the numbers guys at for the explanation of how the Knights -- like so many teams do -- are able to legally circumvent the cap and get Eichel into the lineup:

Eichel and the Golden Knights take on the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday at "The Fortress", puck drop is 10PM ET.
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