The road to recovery has been long for Jack Eichel. It took several months before he could put on the Golden Knights uniform for the first time. The team’s president of hockey operations, George McPhee, revealed that the center player played injured for the last six weeks of the season.

It was Monday on The Bob McCown Podcast that McPhee revealed that Eichel suffered a broken thumb and decided to play the rest of the season anyway. The injury reportedly occurred during the March 17 game against the Florida Panthers. He then left the game.

McPhee added that the star player did not need to receive an operation, since his thumb was not displaced. It is still a question of a “fairly severe” fracture.

In his first season in Vegas, the 25-year-old American had 25 points, including 14 goals, in 34 games.

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