Eichel could take Sabres to arbitration to solve 'disconnect' with team

The first phase of Jack Eichel's rehab for his herniated disk is over

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) – The Buffalo Sabres have now reached the end of the rehab period for captain Jack Eichel and the herniated disk in his neck.

Here’s what lies ahead:

The doctors need to go over the new imaging to decide if the rehab process is showing signs of improvement. If Eichel doesn’t like the results and wants to have the surgery that Sabres doctors haven’t been comfortable with, he has the right through the collective bargaining agreement to take the Sabres to arbitration.

In this step, the issue goes to a panel of experts established by both the NHL and the NHL Players' Associatio