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 Posted: Tue Dec 6th, 2016 11:13 pm
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Forgive Jack Eichel for feeling a lot older than 20.

The focal point of the Buffalo Sabres' offense tweaked his ankle Monday night, and while that's expected after his high ankle sprain, it was revealed Tuesday morning that the forward's also nursing a sore hip, according to Sportsnet's John Shannon.

"I'm fine," Eichel said of his ankle, The Buffalo News' John Vogl reports. "I'm good. Going through an injury like this, you know it's going to come back and bother you at times, but it's fine now."

Eichel will be in the lineup Tuesday night against Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers, and he downplayed the hype around the top two picks in the 2015 draft meeting for the second time in their careers.

"You guys are obviously going to make it look like it's Eichel-McDavid, that whole thing, but it's a team game," he said. "It's always been a team game."

Eichel's got three goals and one assist in four games this season, and has scored in every game he's played against the Oilers. (He's played one game.)