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February 29, 2020 02:56 AM
Sabres' Jake McCabe: Assists in back-to-back games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCabe posted an assist, three shots on goal and two blocked shots in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Golden Knights.

McCabe had the secondary helper on Jeff Skinner's goal late in the third period. The blueliner now has 11 points in 61 games this season. McCabe has added 84 blocked shots, 82 hits and 68 shots on net in 2019-20 -- his usage is mostly as a defensive presence.

February 28, 2020 05:12 PM
Sabres' Jake McCabe: Tallies assist in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCabe picked up an assist in Wednesday's loss to Colorado.

McCabe got his first helper in 10 games. It's just his third point in his past 32 contests. He now has two goals and eight assists through 60 appearances. McCabe has 82 hits and 82 blocks on the year, those being his biggest assets fantasy-wise.

February 5, 2020 02:24 PM
Sabres' Jake McCabe: Sets up lone goal in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCabe dished out an assist and blocked two shots in Tuesday's 6-1 loss to the Avalanche.

McCabe doesn't stack up points -- he's never posted more than 20 points in a season -- but he's a notable defensive contributor. The 26-year-old starts 44.1 percent of his shifts in the offensive zone and manages a 49.2 Corsi For percentage. He can be safely left untouched for fantasy purposes.

January 18, 2020 11:36 PM
Sabres' Jake McCabe: Gets back on scoresheet with helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCabe notched an assist in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Predators.

McCabe went 17 appearances without a point entering Saturday's game. The defenseman has had a tough season offensively, with just eight points and 49 shots on goal through 46 contests. He's added 65 hits, 62 blocked shots and 33 PIM, but without much offense, fantasy owners won't need to take notice.

January 10, 2020 02:16 PM
Sabres' Jake McCabe: Good to go Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCabe (upper body) is slated to play in Saturday's game against the Canucks, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

McCabe sat out Thursday's contest versus the Blues due to an upper-body issue but will make a quick turnaround to be ready for the team's two games this weekend. The blueliner is in the midst of a slump, failing to tally a point in his last 13 games played and is likely unusable in most season-long and daily lineups at this point.

January 7, 2020 01:24 PM
Sabres' Jake McCabe: Sidelined Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCabe will miss Thursday's clash with St. Louis due to an upper-body injury.

McCabe won't make the trip to St. Louis but is still considered day-to-day and is not expected to be out long term. The blueliner is bogged down in a 13-game pointless streak dating back to Dec. 5 versus Calgary. Henri Jokiharju should see an uptick in ice time with McCabe sidelined, while Lawrence Pilut was called up from the minors.

January 6, 2020 09:44 PM
Sabres' Jake McCabe: Can't find scoresheet
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCabe is in the midst of a 13-game point drought.

Despite playing on the top defensive pairing for much of the year, McCabe's offense hasn't increased. He has just seven points in 41 contests. He isn't seeing time on the power play, as he's being used in a shutdown role. He's registered 60 hits and 61 blocks, but McCabe is likely best left on the waiver wire until he starts producing offensively.

December 6, 2019 01:56 PM
Sabres' Jake McCabe: Sparks late comeback attempt
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCabe scored a goal, dished two hits and went plus-2 in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Flames.

McCabe converted on a pass from Victor Olofsson late in the third period, and Jack Eichel scored 1:56 later to bring the Sabres within a goal. The comeback went incomplete, but McCabe now has seven points and 34 shots on goal in 28 appearances. He's added 46 hits and 48 blocked shots in his role as a defensively focused blueliner.

November 27, 2019 11:12 AM
Sabres' Jake McCabe: On track to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCabe (undisclosed) skated with Zach Bogosian on Buffalo's top pairing during Wednesday's morning skate, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

McCabe's full participation at practice puts him on track to return to the lineup for Wednesday's clash with Calgary. The 26-year-old is a capable stay-at-home defender for the Sabres, but his lack of offensive upside keeps him off the radar in most fantasy formats.

November 25, 2019 06:36 PM
Sabres' Jake McCabe: Scratched Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCabe (undisclosed) will not be in the lineup for Monday's game in Tampa Bay, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

McCabe will miss his first game of the season. He's stuck in a seven-game scoreless streak with a minus-3 rating during that span.

November 21, 2019 02:36 AM
Sabres' Jake McCabe: Playing steady on top pair
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCabe continues to log minutes on Buffalo's top pairing.

McCabe is logging 20:43 of ice time per game -- an increase of 1:46 from last year. While he's not providing heavy offense, the increase in ice time makes him more valuable in leagues that count hits and blocks, where he has 37 and 39, respectively. With just one goal and four assists in 21 games, leagues that count only points should look elsewhere.

October 25, 2019 10:32 PM
Sabres' Jake McCabe: Lights lamp Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCabe scored a goal and added two hits and two blocked shots in Friday's 2-0 win over the Red Wings.

The defenseman didn't play in the last 10 minutes of the first period, but came back with a vengeance by scoring the opening goal at 11:40 of the second. The tally was his first goal and fourth point in 12 games this season. McCabe has also added 28 hits and 32 blocks while skating over 21 minutes a night. He's a bit more defensive in nature, but he's getting top-pairing usage that should lead to an increase in offense for the second-round pick from 2012.

October 20, 2019 09:16 AM
Sabres' Jake McCabe: Dishes helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCabe notched an assist and added three blocked shots in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Sharks.

The 26-year-old defenseman had a hand in Jeff Skinner's third-period goal. McCabe isn't well known for offense, with a career-high 20 points coming in 2016-17. However, McCabe does have 20 hits and 27 blocked shots in nine appearances this season, and he's skating on the top pairing for the Sabres, so a little offense is bound to come his way.

October 2, 2019 01:28 PM
Sabres' Jake McCabe: Will play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

As expected, McCabe (upper body) will draw into the lineup for Thursday's regular-season opener against the Penguins.

McCabe is expected to skate with Rasmus Ristolainen on Buffalo's second pairing against Pittsburgh. The 25-year-old American will be a solid bottom-four option and a valuable member of the Sabres' penalty-killing unit this season, but he's only totaled 26 points in 112 games over the past two campaigns, so he can be disregarded in the vast majority of fantasy formats.

September 25, 2019 11:08 AM
Sabres' Jake McCabe: Slowed by upper-body injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCabe will miss the rest of the preseason due to an upper-body injury, but he's expected to be ready for Buffalo's Oct. 3 regular-season opener against Pittsburgh.

The Sabres are likely just being cautious with McCabe, who's firmly entrenched as a bottom-four defender for the team heading into 2019-20. The 25-year-old hasn't scored more than 20 points in a single season since becoming a full-time NHLer in 2015-16, and won't be a viable fantasy option in most formats this year.

August 3, 2019 12:48 PM
Sabres' Jake McCabe: Signed and sealed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCabe and the Sabres agreed to a two-year deal Saturday with an average annual value of $2.85 million one day before the defenseman was set to go to arbitration, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

The Sabres have a boatload of defensemen, but McCabe has been one of the steadier of the bunch the last few seasons, outside of some injury troubles the past two campaigns. The 2012 second-rounder won't have much trouble landing a top-four spot on the blue line, but his lack of power-play time and goal-scoring prowess caps his potential productivity. A high of 20-25 points seems to be the most you can expect in a season, though he's a well-rounded guy that can easily hit triple digits in both hits and blocks.

July 6, 2019 10:20 AM
Sabres' Jake McCabe: Files for arbitration
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCabe filed for salary arbitration Friday.

McCabe had a large role on the blue line last season, averaging just under 19 minutes of ice time over 59 games. The Sabres extended a $1.775 million qualifying offer to the 25-year-old, but he seemingly would like something different. Considering the role McCabe had with the club last season, it would be easy to see both parties reaching an agreement before the arbitration hearings.

June 26, 2019 02:20 AM
Sabres' Jake McCabe: Secures qualifying offer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCabe earned a qualifying offer from the Sabres on Tuesday.

McCabe was a key player on the blue line last season for the Sabres, averaging just under 19 minutes of ice time in 59 games. He wasn't much of a fantasy asset, however, collecting just 14 points in that span, and rarely seeing power-play time. If McCabe accepts the offer, his deal will be worth $1.775 million next season, but it's hard envisioning production at a fantasy-relevant level.

April 1, 2019 02:16 AM
Sabres' Jake McCabe: Back in action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCabe (undisclosed) will return to the lineup for Sunday's game against Columbus, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

McCabe was injured in the March 2 contest against Toronto and missed the following 13 games with his unknown injury. With just 14 points in 55 games, he doesn't have much fantasy value as the regular season winds down.

March 30, 2019 12:40 PM
Sabres' Jake McCabe: Not ready just yet
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCabe (undisclosed) isn't ready to play, though he did skate Saturday ahead of a road game against the Islanders, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

McCabe will miss a 13th consecutive game. His long layoff has opened up more playing time for the likes of Matt Tennyson, Marco Scandella and Casey Nelson -- to name a few.

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