It appears there could be some movement on the Jack Eicheltrade front.

TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports that ongoing discussions and additional access to Eichel’s medical file has helped teams with trade interest clearly see his situation. He adds that both the Sabres and Eichel are hopeful a deal can be worked out soon with one of the interested teams.

Dreger said last week on Insider Trading that the Sabres were sharing Eichel's medical information with teams who have trade interest, noting the National Hockey League and the NHL Players’ Association had also been involved in the standoff between the two sides over how to treat the centre's neck injury.

Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams announced last month that Eichel, who failed his physical ahead of training camp, had been stripped of the team's captaincy. Adams reiterated that Eichel was unwilling to treat his injury in the way the Sabres have suggested, adding he would start the season on long-term injured reserve.