Sabres re-sign defenseman Jake McCabe
The Buffalo Sabres announced Saturday morning that they have re-signed restricted free agent Jake McCabe to a two-year deal.
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Jake McCabe on a two-year contract with an average annual value of $2.85 million.https://t.co/ixxOwhArRW— Sabres PR (@SabresPR) August 3, 2019
McCabe, 25 years old, has spent his entire NHL career with the Buffalo Sabres organization.
In 59 games with the Sabres last season, McCabe tallied 14 points (four goals, 10 assists).
McCabe’s season ended early last season due to an injured shoulder. McCabe underwent shoulder surgery at the end of February and was expected to miss four-to-six months.
With no recent update, McCabe is still expected to be questionable for the start of training camp.
Heading into the arbitration process, there appeared to be a sizable rift between what the team valued McCabe at and what McCabe valued himself at.
Jake McCabe and BUF — team offer: $1.95M, player ask: $4.3M— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) August 2, 2019
Once healthy, McCabe is expected to play a big role for the Sabres re-tooled defensive group.