Devastating news came for Buffalo Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe on Monday afternoon as the team announced the veteran will be out six-to-eight months with injuries to his ACL, MCL and meniscus in his right knee. Given the announced timeline for recovery, McCabe's 2020-21 season is over.
McCabe's injury looked bad from the moment his knee twisted after colliding with New Jersey Devils captain Nico Hischier on Saturday.
Not only will McCabe not play for the Sabres again this season, there's a chance that he's played his final game with the team. The 27-year-old is set to become an unrestricted free agent this upcoming offseason.
McCabe has spent his entire career with the Sabres after being a former second round pick (44th overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft. In 353 career games with the Sabres, McCabe has scored 18 goals and registered 59 assists for 77 points.
The Sabres are set to take on the New York Islanders on Monday night on Long Island. Faceoff is set for 7 p.m. EST with the Paul William Beltz Pregame Show starting at 6 p.m. EST with Mike Schopp and the Bulldog.