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Jake McCabe | Defenseman | #19

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/12/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
College: Wisconsin
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (44) / BUF
Contract: view contract details

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Jake McCabe is projected to miss 4-6 months following shoulder surgery.
McCabe underwent surgery on his thumb earlier this month and he hasn't played since Feb. 6. "Jake has been progressing well in his recovery from his previous injury, but we decided that this was a good opportunity to take care of a problem that he has been dealing with for a while," Sabres GM Jason Botterill said. "Jake will have time to fully recover before the beginning of the 2018-19 season." Feb 20 - 3:16 PM

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Jake McCabe will be out for three-to-four weeks after he underwent surgery on his thumb Wednesday.

McCabe will miss his first game of the season on Thursday night. He was injured by a shot during the first period of Tuesday's game against Anaheim. McCabe has recorded 12 points, 110 hits, 79 blocks and a minus-11 rating in 53 games this season.
Feb 8 - 11:23 AM

Jake McCabe exited Tuesday's game against Anaheim after an apparent elbow from Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf.

McCabe had three blocks and one hit in just 8:48 of ice time before leaving the game. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Feb 7 - 9:17 AM

Jake McCabe scored Buffalo's lone goal in a 3-1 loss to New Jersey on Tuesday night.

McCabe gave the Sabres a chance when he made it 2-1 with a power-play marker with 5:02 left in the third period, but the club couldn't get the equalizer and the Devils sealed it with an empty-netter in the final seconds. It was McCabe's first point in the last 10 games.
Jan 31 - 9:04 AM

Jake McCabe scored a goal and two assists in Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

McCabe helped set up Jack Eichel's first and second goals of the game (he had three) and he scored one of his own in the third frame. McCabe finished the game with a plus-1 rating, one shot on and one hit in 18:28 of ice time. The Sabres defenseman has nine points in 33 games this season.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 11:19:00 AM

Jake McCabe posted a goal with an assist and a plus-2 rating with five blocked shots and four hits in Tuesday's 4-2 road victory against the Avalanche.

This was a very surprising performance since the rearguard entered play with no goals, four assists and a minus-11 rating across his first 27 outings. This was easily McCabe's best performance of the season and he got Buffalo's first goal of the year from the defense corps in the team's 28th game. His primary value to those in deeper pools comes from contributions in the hits (52) and blocked shots (44) categories.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 01:01:00 AM

Jake McCabe was available to play Thursday in Buffalo's season opener.

McCabe had been out with an upper-body injury at training camp. He notched one hit and three blocks in the Sabres' 3-2 OT loss to Montreal.
Fri, Oct 6, 2017 02:05:00 AM

Jake McCabe is listed as week-to-week with an upper-body injury.

Coach Phil Housley said that McCabe hasn't been ruled out yet for Buffalo's season opener on Oct. 5 against Montreal.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 01:04:00 PM

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.
Wed, Apr 5, 2017 05:33:00 PM

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.
Sat, Mar 4, 2017 10:54:00 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.
Wed, Mar 1, 2017 09:17:00 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.
Sat, Feb 4, 2017 12:55:00 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.
Thu, Feb 2, 2017 08:23:00 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.
Tue, Jan 24, 2017 05:28:00 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.
Sun, Jan 22, 2017 09:46:00 AM

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