Jake McCabe on the sidelines

Jake McCabe on the sidelines


The Chicago Blackhawks will be without defenseman Jake McCabe for 10 to 12 weeks. 

On Tuesday, the Illinois organization announced that the 28-year-old had undergone cervical spine surgery. He will therefore not be able to participate in training camps and will miss the start of the Hawks season.

Last year, in his first campaign in Chicago, McCabe hit the target four times and provided 18 assists for 22 points in 75 games. He had been hired by the Blackhawks through the free agent market in July 2021, after playing the first years of his professional career with the Buffalo Sabers organization.

It's not the first time McCabe has been plagued by health issues since playing in the National League. In 2020-21, he was limited to 13 games due to a serious knee injury. The left-back also missed the last 29 games of the 2017-2018 season after being hit in the shoulder.