Bylsma said Eichel enjoyed a maintenance from practice Monday. O’Reilly, meanwhile, rested something he hurt in Saturday’s 4-3 win against the New York Rangers.
Bylsma said he expects one to play “for sure.” That’s likely Eichel.
The Sabres could recall a forward, Bylsma said.
Update: The Sabres recalled winger Justin Bailey on Tuesday morning. Bailey, 20, has nine goals and 17 points in 15 AHL games since the Sabres sent him down March 1. This is his third recall. The Williamsville native went pointless in his first eight NHL appearances. He has 19 goals and 43 points in 64 contests during his rookie AHL season.
New update: Bailey, who sat out the Sabres’ 3-1 win in New Jersey, was returned to Rochester on Wednesday.
In other news, the Sabres assigned defenseman Brendan Guhle, the 51st overall pick in June, from the Western Hockey League’s Prince Albert Raiders to the AHL Rochester Americans on Monday.
Guhle, 18, impressed during NHL training camp in September, getting a long look from the Sabres. He recently finished his third junior season with 10 goals and 28 points in 63 games.