The Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eicher and the right wing of the St. Louis Blues team Vladimir Tarasenko dominated trade rumors this summer. However, once the 2021-22 season starts next month, several factors may keep these two players in their current clubs.
Eichel is engaged In the confrontation with Sabre, what kind of medical procedure will he undergo to repair the herniated cervical disc?he is Expected to travel to Buffalo Medical treatment for his training camp on Wednesday.
If Eichel fails the exam, the Sabres may include him in the injury reserve team or the long-term injury reserve team. However, this will not end his current stalemate with the club.
Meanwhile, Tarasenko has only participated in 34 games in the past two seasons due to three shoulder surgeries.According to reports, his dissatisfaction with the Blue Army medical staff Leading to his transaction request Early in the off-season.General Manager Doug Armstrong recently told St. Louis Post He hopes the winger will appear on their opening day roster.
Armstrong pointed out that in a trading market where the salary cap is flattened, it is difficult to move a player who has not had much playing time in the past few years. He also said that Taran Senko understood the situation.
Their respective contracts also hinder trade discussions. In the next five seasons, the average annual value of Eichel’s was $10 million. Taran Senko’s salary for the 2022-23 season is 7.5 million U.S. dollars, but his actual salary this season will reach 9.5 million U.S. dollars.
Add in their current club’s high asking prices for each player, and it’s no surprise that they weren’t moved. Interested clubs will want to evaluate the performance of the two players this season before making a formal offer.