Missed majority of 2005-06 due to knee injury, November, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 17, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 3, 2008. Claimed on waivers by St. Louis from Tampa Bay, October 21, 2008. Claimed on waivers by Tampa Bay from St. Louis, November 20, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 1, 2009. Missed majority of 2010-11 due to facial injury and as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Sparta Praha (CzRep), October 1, 2011.
Yeah, it was a pretty special moment for me. Today was my Dad's [55th] birthday. I have a lot of family in town, so it was a special moment for me to score my first one today. A win definitely would have capped it off, but you can't have everything.
— Sabres rookie Jack Eichel after scoring a goal in his National Hockey League debut
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