The Buffalo Sabres and Jack Eichel's camp are planning to meet to discuss the former No. 2 overall pick's preference to undergo an unprecedented disk replacement surgery.

Eichel has a herniated disk in his neck and per ESPN's Emily Kaplan, there is urgency to have it addressed as soon as possible. Eichel remained hopeful that Buffalo would trade him to a team that would allow him to get the surgery, a procedure that has never been performed on an NHL player before. However, the team has refused to come off its hefty asking price.