Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner believes the NHL Players Association should intervene in the situation surrounding former Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel. The club recently stripped him of his captaincy.
Disagreements remain between the Clinches and the player over the treatment of a herniated disc. Aikel is set up for surgery to replace the disc with an artificial one. "Buffalo is opposed to such an option because no player who has played in the NHL has undergone such a procedure before. The club has explored options to trade the forward, but a deal has yet to happen.
"Where's the union? Where are all the players? This is an attack on our freedom of choice. The situation with Jack is insane to me... It's the same way people are attacked by journalists who are using the guise of free speech to interfere with freedom of choice. When will the hypocrisy end?" - The Swede wrote on Twitter.
"NHL, is it a good thing that one player of a generation finds himself out of the game? His body is his business. He knows what's right," Lehner noted in the following tweet, referring to the NHL's social media account.
"The union disappoints me. So are the rest of the NHL players who don't stick up for each other. Remember, you're next," the Swede wrote some time later.