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Jake McCabe | Defenseman | #29

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (22) / 10/12/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 214
College: Wisconsin
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (44) / BUF
Contract: view contract details

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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. Apr 13 - 7:59 AM

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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
Feb 12 - 6:16 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.
Feb 12 - 8:11 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.
Feb 9 - 6:47 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
Jan 16 - 6:21 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.
Jan 12 - 2:22 PM

Jake McCabe (lower body) was able to practice Monday.

He was feeling better than he did after he left Sunday's game, but it's unclear if he'll be in the lineup Tuesday at Minnesota. Mark Pysyk, who just returned to the team from a conditioning stint in the minors, may play in McCabe's place.
Jan 12 - 9:27 AM

Jake McCabe did not play in the final 9:40 of Sunday's 4-2 win over the Jets.

McCabe collided with Mathieu Perreault leg-on-leg during the second period, but played through it for a time. McCabe did manage to pick up an assist on the go-ahead goal early in the third period before departing. Coach Dan Bylsma said he didn't have an update after the game except that it was a "lower body injury", but we know slightly more than that. McCabe has eight points 50 blocks and 55 hits through 39 games this season.
Jan 10 - 7:01 PM

Jake McCabe got back in Buffalo's lineup on Thursday against Calgary.

He was a healthy scratch Monday. McCabe replaced Carlo Colaiacovo, who took his spot in the press box. McCabe posted a minus-2 rating in 20:29 of ice time.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 07:55:00 AM

Jake McCabe is a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Canucks.

The 22-year-old has two goals and three points in 25 games this season. He hasn't been a healthy scratch since the first game of the season. Cal O'Reilly will also watch the game from the press box.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 10:21:00 PM

Jake McCabe logged a career-high 23:47 of ice time during Saturday's win over Vancouver.

"His skating ability has been a huge improvement for our lineup," coach Dan Bylsma said. "His responsibility and minutes have gone up virtually with every game. ... It's not spotless, but his ability and what he's done have been a huge, huge improvement for our back end since he's got in there." McCabe has topped 20 minutes of playing time in his last three outings. He has two goals and 24 hits in 12 games this season.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 09:27:00 AM

Jake McCabe scored his first NHL goal Thursday night in a 3-2 loss to Florida.

He was playing in his second game of the year after dressing in nine contests over the previous two seasons. McCabe shouldn't be on your fantasy radar.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 09:35:00 AM

Jake McCabe will indeed play Monday against Columbus.

However, it is still uncertain who is coming out to make room for him. The pregame warmup will provide the details, according to coach Dan Bylsma. Carlo Colaiacovo is seeing the least ice time among the Sabres' blueliners and he has a minus-3 rating, so he's the logical subtraction.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 02:02:00 PM

Jake McCabe has been called up by Buffalo.

It seems like he will play Monday afternoon, but it's unclear who is going out at this time. The Sabres already have seven blueliners on the roster, so there might be an injury.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 11:13:00 AM

The Buffalo Sabres have loaned Jake McCabe to their AHL affiliate in Rochester.

McCabe didn't dress in Thursday's regular season opener against Ottawa and the Sabres are likely just looking to get him some minutes.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 12:11:00 PM

Depth Charts

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C1Ryan O'Reilly
2Jack Eichel
3Johan Larsson
4Zemgus Girgensons
5David Legwand
LW1Evander Kane
2Marcus Foligno
3Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Sam Reinhart
2Brian Gionta
3Matt Moulson
4Hudson Fasching
5Tyler Ennis
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Zach Bogosian
3Jake McCabe
4Josh Gorges
5Mark Pysyk
6Casey Nelson
7Carlo Colaiacovo
8Cody Franson
G1Chad Johnson
2Robin Lehner
3Jason Kasdorf