|Date of Birth||5/24/1991|
|Height, Weight||6'0", 190 lbs|
|Drafted||2009 - Rd 3|
Eakin is considered questionable for Friday's practice due to a lower-body injury, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
Eakin's injury is considered to be minor, so at this point he doesn't appear to be in serious danger of missing Saturday's matchup with L.A., but another update on his status should surface following Friday's on-ice session.
Eakin departed Wednesday's game early in the third period due to an apparent injury, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Granger notes there was nothing apparent prior to his departure, but he sat out the remainder of the third period. The team should provide an update on his status ahead of Saturday's tilt in Los Angeles. If he can't go, Tomas Nosek and Brandon Pirri are options on the roster to replace him in the lineup.
Eakin registered a power-play assist Saturday in a 5-2 loss to the Capitals.
Eakin was Washington's third-round (85th overall) draft pick in 2009. He's now compiled eight points over 13 career games facing his first NHL employer. It's usually worth looking into a player who sees action on both the man advantage and penalty kill, but even though Eakin fits the description, it's difficult to look past the fact that he's only managed three assists to comprise his entire point total through 14 games.
Eakin registered a pair of assists in Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Canadiens.
Eakin set up linemates Alex Tuch and Cody Glass for their goals. The 28-year-old center had gone without a point in his first nine appearances this season, but perhaps having Tuch back from injury will ignite Eakin's production. He had 41 points in 78 games last year, although the slow start would make it difficult to reach that mark in 2019-20.