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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 will be a healthy scratch Wednesday night.
"He's made a few gaffes with the puck in costly situations, costly areas," coach Dan Bylsma said. "He's kind of gotten into a bit of a hole as a result of it and lost a little confidence with his puck play, and we've seen that the last couple games." McCabe is expected to be back in the lineup for the last two games after this brief break to recollect himself. He has posted a minus-12 rating in his last 14 games. Apr 5 - 5:33 PM

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Expect Jake McCabe to get some time on the power play this weekend.

McCabe will get a crack at playing on Buffalo's second PP unit because Kyle Okposo will miss both games on Saturday and Sunday. McCabe is currently riding a three-game point streak. He has two goals and 13 assists in 59 games.
Mar 4 - 10:54 AM

Jake McCabe notched a goal and an assist in a 5-4 OT loss to Nashville on Tuesday night.

He produced his second goal of the season in the first minute of the third period. McCabe has contributed 14 points in 58 games this season.
Mar 1 - 9:17 AM

The Sabres will get Jake McCabe back on Saturday against Ottawa.

Through 45 games this season the young veteran has posted 10 points along with 50 hits and 64 blocks.
Feb 4 - 12:55 PM

Jake McCabe (shoulder) skated on his own for the first time on Wednesday.

He has been sidelined since Jan. 20 with a shoulder injury. A timetable for his return to action is still uncertain.
Feb 2 - 8:23 AM

Jake McCabe (shoulder) won't play Tuesday versus Nashville.

He reportedly won't return anytime soon either and there is no currently no timetable in place. McCabe suffered a shoulder injury last Friday against Detroit.
Jan 24 - 5:28 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan O'Reilly
2Jack Eichel
3Zemgus Girgensons
4Johan Larsson
LW1Evander Kane
2Tyler Ennis
3Marcus Foligno
4Nicolas Deslauriers
5William Carrier
6Alexander Nylander
7C.J. Smith
8Cody McCormick
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Sam Reinhart
3Matt Moulson
4Brian Gionta
5Nicholas Baptiste
6Evan Rodrigues
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Zach Bogosian
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Jake McCabe
5Josh Gorges
6Cody Franson
7Justin Falk
8Taylor Fedun
G1Robin Lehner
2Anders Nilsson
3Linus Ullmark