Blackhawks defenceman Jake McCabe undergoes spine surgery, out 10-12 weeks

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Jake McCabe, left, and San Jose Sharks center Nick Bonino battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Thursday, April 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Chicago Blackhawks defenceman Jake McCabe underwent cervical spine surgery and is expected to be out for 10 to 12 weeks, the team announced Tuesday.

McCabe joined the Blackhawks last off-season on a four-year, $16-million contract after playing the first eight seasons of his NHL career with the Buffalo Sabres.

In 2021-22, the 28-year-old produced four goals and 18 assists in 75 games.

The Blackhawks also announced that Jalen Luypen, a 2021 seventh-round pick, will be out 14 to 18 weeks after having his rotator cuff repaired.

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