The Buffalo Sabres tough season just got tougher as they lost one of their key defensemen to injury over the weekend.

The team announced that defenseman Jake McCabe will be out the rest of the season after he suffered multiple injuries to his knee.

McCabe was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2nd round of the 2012 draft. He was chosen 44th overall after playing three seasons for Wisconsin in the NCAA.

He is expected to be out between 6 and 8 months.

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So far this season McCabe was named alternative captain for the Buffalo Sabres and scored once while adding two assists in 13 games. The game against New Jersey was only his 3rd game since McCabe was returned from the COVID-19 list.

Last year McCabe played in 66 games for the Sabres scoring three goals and tallying ten assists.

So far this season The Buffalo Sabres are in last place in the East Division with a 5-8-2 record.

The team returns to action tonight as they travel back to New Jersey to take on the Devils and then return home this Thursday to host the Devils.


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