Report: Jack Eichel's agents expect a trade 'in the near future'

Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams said Saturday he'd be OK to have Eichel on the roster at the start of training camp

Following Day 2 of the 2021 NHL Draft on Saturday, Buffalo Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams was asked if he would be fine having captain Jack Eichel as part of the roster heading into training camp later this year in September.

“I have no, in any way, shape or form, hard feelings with Jack Eichel," Adams responded. "He’s a player on our team, so I would have no problem at all if Jack Eichel is on our team when we start training camp.”

However, that does not appear to be the belief of Eichel's agents, Peter Fish and Peter Donatelli.

According to a report from Sportsnet hockey insider Elliotte Friedman late Sunday night, Eichel's representatives are under the assumption that a trade of the star center is coming sooner rather than later.

“Our expectation is that Jack is going to be traded in the near future, and all of our discussions have been centered around that issue,” Fish and Donatelli said to Friedman.

Eichel has been the subject of trade rumors and speculation for several weeks after his end-of-season comments where he expressed his displeasure with team, saying there was a "