Jake McCabe is officially out for the season.
The Buffalo Sabres announced Tuesday afternoon that the defenseman is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair an injured shoulder. The estimated recovery time is four to six months.
"Jake has been progressing well in his recovery from his previous injury, but we decided that this was a good opportunity to take care of a problem that he has been dealing with for a while," Sabres general manager Jason Botterill said in a statement issued by the team. "Jake will have time to fully recover before the beginning of the 2018-19 season."
McCabe had three goals and nine assists in 53 games on the Sabres blue line this season. McCabe had been on the team's injured reserve list with a thumb injury since Feb. 8.