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McCabe and Rodrigues Sidelined With Injuries

McCabe and Rodrigues are out with injuries suffered over the weekend

NHL: Florida Panthers at Buffalo Sabres Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres head coach Phil Housley announced that Evan Rodrigues and Jake McCabe are out with injuries after the two missed practice today according to Sabres reporter Jourdon LaBarber.

Rodrigues suffered his injury on Friday in Toronto after being on the bad end of a big hit. Housley said the injury suffered by the forward is a hand injury. It’s still uncertain if the injury was a short or long term at this point.

McCabe also went down on Friday. His injury is classified as an upper-body injury according to Housley. He’s been listed as week-to-week. Putting some doubt into his availability for opening night in just over a week.

The injuries open a few roster spots for some bubble players like Seth Griffith, Matt Tennyson, Justin Bailey and Nick Baptiste. We’ll see how things break down as we head into our final week of training camp. The Sabres will visit the Penguins on Wednesday and then wrap up the preseason hosting the Islanders on Friday.