Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel has actually been listed as daily with an upper body injury.

Eichel practiced with the Sabres on Friday, and his status doubts for Saturday's game versus the visiting Los Angeles Kings.

The NHL's second-leading scorer was scratched 10 minutes prior to the start of Buffalo's 6-1 loss at Philadelphia on Thursday night after he got involved in warmups.

Eichel said Friday he was feeling better but supplied no other specifics on the injury, aside from noting it was something that has actually been troubling him for some time.

Eichel has 24 objectives and 50 points in 35 games. The injury put an end to Eichel's 17-game point-scoring streak-- the league's longest this season-- because the NHL does not enable point streaks to continue if there are missed games. Eichel's point-scoring streak fell one brief of the Sabres' franchise record of 18 games set by Gilbert Perreault, who scored in 18 straight video games from Oct. 24-Dec. 4, 1971.