Report: Jake McCabe Signs With the Chicago Blackhawks

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Free-agent defenceman Jake McCabe will be signing with the Chicago Blackhawks once free agency opens up at noon ET. The 27-year-old blueliner played 13 games last season for the Buffalo Sabres scoring a goal and two assists. Details of the contract are unknown at the time. Chicago’s fake rebuild continues to add more pieces. Defenceman […] READ MORE


Top 10 Defencemen of NHL Free Agency

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NHL free agency is fast approaching. Teams can start signing and talking to players at noon EST on July 28. With the flat salary cap still in play, signing players to lucrative deals could be a thing of the past in the post-covid salary cap era. Aside from the need to manage one’s cap space […] READ MORE


Jake McCabe: Buffalo Sabres Shutdown Defender

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While he only appeared in 13 games in 2020-21, Jake McCabe has shown the NHL that he is a pivotal shutdown defender. With his pending status as an unrestricted free agent, McCabe is set to hit the free agency this July. The steady defenceman has spent his entire career with the Buffalo Sabres, recording 18 […] READ MORE



2021 Buffalo Sabres Offseason Primer

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As a shortened and hectic offseason approaches, Last Word on Hockey is looking ahead towards how teams will deal with the reality of a flat salary cap. In terms of building a franchise, the offseason is the most crucial time of the year for front offices. However, due to COVID-19, the short-term future of how […] READ MORE


Buffalo Sabres Jake McCabe Out with Upper-Body Injury

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The Buffalo Sabres will be without Jake McCabe for at least one game. The defenceman did not make the team’s one-game road trip for a game against the St. Louis Blues. The team announced the news early Thursday morning alongside some minor events. The Sabres have announced the following updates for today's practice. pic.twitter.com/rE7Cu57FoA — […] READ MORE


Buffalo Sabres Matt Hunwick Ruled Out Due to Neck Injury

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The Buffalo Sabres announced defenceman Matt Hunwick is sidelined for indefinitely with a neck injury. Sabres general manager Jason Botterill made the announcement on Wednesday afternoon. GM Jason Botterill has issued the following statement today in regards to defenseman Matt Hunwick: pic.twitter.com/uJLs0uqvdk — Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) August 28, 2019 Matt Hunwick Likely Out for Season […] READ MORE


Buffalo Sabres Re-Sign Jake McCabe

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The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed Jake McCabe to a two-year contract extension. The Sabres officially announced the┬ácontract with an average annual value of $2.85 million today. McCabe was a restricted free agent heading to this off-season. The arbitration hearing was nearing for both sides, but both sides settled for a new deal instead. The Buffalo […] READ MORE


Buffalo Sabres Lose Jake McCabe For The Next Five to Six Weeks

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The Buffalo Sabres announced that defenceman Jake McCabe will miss the next five to six weeks after sustaining an upper-body injury. Injury Update: Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe will miss five to six weeks with an upper-body injury. — Sabres PR (@SabresPR) March 4, 2019 Jake McCabe Injured McCabe was injured during the second period of […] READ MORE


Buffalo Sabres Place Conor Sheary On Injured Reserve

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After leaving Buffalo Sabres practice early on Monday, Conor Sheary was a game-time decision for the team’s game on Tuesday night. The Sabres have now announced that Sheary has been placed on injured reserve. Sheary has missed the Sabres’ last two games and will miss his third tonight. Roster News: -Forward Patrik Berglund has been […] READ MORE