The Buffalo Sabres and Jack Eichel drama just got a little crazier. 

This morning the team announced that they've stripped him of his captaincy along with that he's failed his physical. 

Eichel will start the season on IR and the two sides remain at odds over how to deal with his injury. 

“I spoke to Jack two days ago, I spoke to the team yesterday and addressed this, Jack Eichel is no longer the captain of the Buffalo Sabres. From our perspective, the captain is your heartbeat of your team, and we are in a situation where we felt we needed to make that decision.”

"Jack Eichel failed his physical.

Jack Eichel's health is most important to the organization. We were hoping to avoid surgery, but it is needed. Eichel will not accept Sabres' desire for fusion surgery.

He is on injured reserve."

Sabres GM Kevyn Adams added that the team has absolute trust in the team doctors and not looking for outside suggestions or procedures. 

More details to come.