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Cody McCormick | Winger | #8

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (35) / 4/18/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 228
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 5 (144) / COL
Contract: view contract details

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Now that Cody McCormick's contract with the Sabres has expired, his playing days are officially over.
McCormick hasn't been able to play since the 2014-15 campaign due to blood clots. He's still hoping to continue to work within the Sabres organization though going forward. Since being sidelined he's helped rehab other injured players. He also has interest in the player development side of things. "You can see some days they come in and they’re excited, and some days they just would give anything to be out there in a game," McCormick said of the injured players he worked with. "That was something that obviously I could relate to, so we would head out, get the work done that we needed to do that day, and then get out of there. I’ve been reconnecting with ex-players who are now in management. I’ve been out of the game for a couple years now, but you call those guys and it’s like you’re picking up where you left off. I was able to pick up some good stuff off of them and see how people develop players and get as much research done on it as I can." Sat, Jul 8, 2017 04:50:00 AM

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Cody McCormick, who has technically retired due to a blood clot, did report to the Sabres to have his physical.

McCormick failed it and he'll be on the injured reserve list this season. He only has one season left on his three-year, $4.5 million contract so he won't need to go through this formality next year.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 06:28:00 PM

A blood clot has forced Cody McCormick into retirement.

The blood clot kept McCormick from playing in the NHL in 2015-16. The 32-year-old played in 405 career NHL games with the Avalanche, Sabres and Wild. He ends his career with 21 goals, 65 points and 550 penalty minutes.
Mon, Apr 11, 2016 09:42:00 PM

There's been no updates on Cody McCormick (blood clots) as of late.

McCormick remains out indefinitely because of blood clots. He hasn't played in over a year.
Wed, Jan 20, 2016 05:33:00 PM

Cody McCormick (blood clots) skated for about an hour on Sunday.

He was on the ice with the team's other injured players to stretch and shoot pucks. McCormick hasn't played yet this season because of a blood clot issue that has bothered him since last January.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 09:41:00 AM

Cody McCormick, who has been dealing with blood clots since January, is expected to start the year on injured reserve.

He is already listed on the IR on the team's website. McCormick wasn't able to pass his physical when training camp opened and there haven't been many updates on his status ever since. It's unclear when he'll be able to return.
Tue, Oct 6, 2015 10:08:00 AM

Cody McCormick wasn't able to pass his physical.

McCormick is out indefinitely as a result. Although the Sabres didn't provide any additional details, this might be related to his previous issue with blood clots. He hasn't played since Jan. 9 because of them.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 12:18:00 PM

Cody McCormick (blood clots) is targeting next season for his return.

The medication he is taking to dissipate the clots in his leg and lungs will keep him out of the lineup. McCormick was diagnosed with blood clots on Jan. 10 and he hasn't played since.
Mon, Feb 9, 2015 03:31:00 PM

Cody McCormick (blood clot) has been moved to the injured reserve list.

McCormick was hospitalized because of a blood clot in his calf muscle. He was released from the hospital on Monday, but there's no timetable for his return.
Tue, Jan 13, 2015 05:28:00 PM

Cody McCormick (blood clot) has been released from the hospital.

McCormick was hospitalized after a blood clot was discovered in his calf muscle. There's no timetable for his return. He has four points and 40 penalty minutes in 33 contests in 2014-15.
Mon, Jan 12, 2015 03:13:00 PM

Sabres' forward Cody McCormick has been hospitalized with a blood clot in his calf muscle.

The Sabres are expecting McCormick to be out for a while. "I'm quite sure it's somewhat serious if he's still in the hospital," said coach Ted Nolan. "I know he took a puck in the foot, he was limping around for a couple days, maybe it happened from there. I'm not 100 percent sure."
Sun, Jan 11, 2015 01:18:00 PM

Cody McCormick scored Buffalo's only goal in their 2-1 loss to Tampa Bay.

McCormick's goal was scored early in the second period, while the Sabres were shorthanded (Tyler Myers was serving a two minute roughing penalty). The 31-year-old isn't known for his offensive prowess, as he is considered to be more of an energy player. The goal was mcCormick's first of the season. He has just four points in 33 games this season.
Fri, Jan 9, 2015 11:18:00 PM

Cody McCormick will indeed play Tuesday night against the New Jersey Devils.

McCormick was a "game time" decision this afternoon according to Coach Nolan, but he took line rushes on the fourth unit to the left of Tim Schaller and Patrick Kaleta. If you got him, start him.
Tue, Jan 6, 2015 06:44:00 PM

Cody McCormick will be a "game time" decision against the New Jersey Devils Tuesday night.

Coach Nolan didn't specify a reason why, and he did hint at possibly playing seven defenders tonight. But with Drew Stafford missing the game for "family reasons", it wouldn't be a surprise to see McCormick tough out an injury if that's the concern.
Tue, Jan 6, 2015 05:58:00 PM

Forward Cody McCormick will return to the Sabres lineup Saturday night versus the Islanders.

McCormick will return to the Sabres lineup after being sidelined since December 11th with an undisclosed injury. He should be lining up on third line with Johan Larsson and Patrick Kaleta. He has just three assists and no goals in 27 games played in the 2014-2015 season.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 05:07:00 PM

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