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NHL: Absence of almost three months for Jake McCabe

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Jake McCabe will miss the start of the season after undergoing cervical spine surgery.

Team doctor Michael Terry said Tuesday that McCabe is expected to return in 10 to 12 weeks. It is unclear exactly when McCabe had surgery.

McCabe, who turns 29 on Oct. 12, had four career goals and 18 assists in 75 games last season. He signed a four-year, $16 million deal with Chicago in July 2021.

Forward Jalen Luypen will also miss the start of the season with a left rotator cuff injury. The team said he should return in 14 to 18 weeks.

Luypen, 20, was selected by Chicago in the seventh round of the 2021 draft. He signed an entry-level contract in August that spans the 2024-25 season with a salary cap of $859,166.67 .


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