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Jake McCabe | Defenseman | #29

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/12/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 209
College: Wisconsin
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (44) / BUF
Contract: view contract details

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Jake McCabe did not play Saturday night against the Canadiens.
He sustained a shoulder injury in Friday's game against the Red Wings and did not travel with his teammates to Montreal. Consider McCabe day-to-day for now. Jan 22 - 9:46 AM

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Jake McCabe suffered a shoulder injury in Friday night's win over the Detroit Red Wings.

McCabe played just 56 seconds before exiting and not returning. The injury forced Rasmus Ristolainen to play a career-high 35 minutes in the win. McCabe is considered day-to-day at this point.
Jan 21 - 12:08 PM

Jake McCabe potted his first goal of the season in Monday's 4-1 win against Dallas.

He cashed in on a bad turnover by Stars captain Jamie Benn. The marker was McCabe's fifth career goal and his first since March 29, 2016. He has contributed nine points in 43 games this year.
Jan 17 - 10:07 AM

Jake McCabe is expected to play Thursday night.

He skipped Wednesday's practice to receive some maintenance. McCabe had a plus-2 rating in nearly 21 minutes of ice time against the Rangers on Tuesday. He has contributed seven assists in 37 games this year.
Jan 5 - 7:54 AM

Jake McCabe has been playing with Zach Bogosian in recent games.

He has formed an excellent pairing with Rasmus Ristolainen this season, but was bumped from that spot in favor of Dmitry Kulikov. Kulikov has struggled mightily this year with no points and minus-10 rating in 19 games, so it is probably in the Sabres' best interest to make a change and get McCabe back with Ristolainen.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 10:37:00 AM

The Buffalo Sabres allowed two power play goals in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Washington Capitals.

"It’s killing us right now," Jake McCabe said of the team's penalty kill. "We need to find a way to get out of it. We did make it a 2-1 game, but if we get the lead or tie the game earlier it’s a different story. Execution wasn’t there. That’s pretty much the gist of it." Buffalo currently owns the second-to-last PK unit at 74.2 percent. Only the Blackhawks have a worse penalty kill.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 12:44:00 PM

Jake McCabe earned an assist in Buffalo's 4-3 OT win against Edmonton on Tuesday.

He picked up a power-play helper on Evander Kane's first of two goals in the match. He is playing on the second unit. McCabe has chipped in five assists in 26 games this year.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 09:38:00 AM

Jake McCabe registered a helper in Sunday's 6-2 win over Edmonton.

He also posted a plus-3 rating in 19:24 of ice time. McCabe inked a three-year deal worth $4.8 million in the off-season after he skated in his first full year with the Sabres in 2015-16.
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 09:53:00 AM

Jake McCabe re-signed with the Sabres on Thursday night with a three-year deal.

The 22-year-old notched 14 points in 77 games and led all Sabres with a plus-6 rating during his first full season. He played an average of more than 19 minutes per game.
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 09:06:00 PM

Jake McCabe will represent Team USA at the World Championships next month.

He was one of 12 players named to the U.S. roster on Tuesday. McCabe earned four goals and 10 assists in 77 games with Buffalo this past season.
Wed, Apr 13, 2016 07:59:00 AM

Jake McCabe will indeed play Friday night against Montreal.

Through 50 games this season the rookie defender has posted 10 points with 33 PIMs, 62 blocks, and 74 hits. Not too shabby for the 22-year-old
Fri, Feb 12, 2016 06:16:00 PM

Jake McCabe returned to playing defense on Thursday night.

He skated as a forward Tuesday because of injuries. McCabe registered an assist in a 5-1 loss to Philadelphia in his return to the back end. He was also assessed 17 penalty minutes when he responded to a hit by Radko Gudas on Sabres rookie Daniel Catenacci.
Fri, Feb 12, 2016 08:11:00 AM

Jake McCabe will skate at forward during Tuesday's match with Florida.

Well, this is a strange, but it was made out of necessity because Zemgus Girgensons and Johan Larsson are unavailable due to injuries. McCabe will play with Dan Catenacci and David Legwand on the fourth line.
Tue, Feb 9, 2016 06:47:00 PM

Jake McCabe and Carlo Colaiacovo will each be scratched from Saturday's match with Washington.

McCabe has had a nice rookie season for himself through 41 games. He's compiled eight points, 12 PIMs, 52 blocks, and 60 hits along the way. Not quite enough to warrant a spot on your fantasy squad, unless you're in a super deep league. But certainly a lot for the 22-year-old to be proud of.
Source: Mike Brophy
Sat, Jan 16, 2016 06:21:00 PM

Jake McCabe (lower body) is OK to play Tuesday.

He didn't finish Sunday's game in Winnipeg, but he coach Dan Bylsma said the blueliner is "significantly better" today. The Sabres bench boss wants to stick with the same lineup, so Mark Pysyk will be a healthy scratch.
Tue, Jan 12, 2016 02:22:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan O'Reilly
2Jack Eichel
3Johan Larsson
4Zemgus Girgensons
5William Carrier
LW1Evander Kane
2Tyler Ennis
3Marcus Foligno
4Nicolas Deslauriers
5Cal O'Reilly
6Cody McCormick
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Sam Reinhart
3Matt Moulson
4Brian Gionta
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Zach Bogosian
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Jake McCabe
5Josh Gorges
6Cody Franson
7Casey Nelson
8Justin Falk
9Taylor Fedun
G1Robin Lehner
2Anders Nilsson