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Sabres' Jack Eichel misses second straight game with upper-body injury

Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel missed his second straight game Saturday night, and his upper-body injury will be re-evaluated early next week.

Eichel missed Thursday's game against Florida and didn't face the Bruins in Boston on Saturday. Buffalo lost, 2-1.

Eichel didn't practice Wednesday, and coach Phil Housley said Thursday that Eichel is considered day-to-day.

The Sabres host New Jersey on Tuesday.

"We want to be cautious," Housley said. "There's a lot of hockey to be played."

Eichel played fewer than three minutes Monday against the Islanders due to the injury.

Eichel was named to the All-Star team on Wednesday.