2 Chicago Blackhawks Out Long Term After Undergoing Surgery

The Chicago Blackhawks have announced both Jake McCabe and Jalen Luypen are expected to be out long term after both undergoing offseason surgery.

McCabe is expected to miss 10-12 weeks, while Luypen is longer at an expected recovery time of 14-18 weeks. 

McCabe is a 28-year-old defenseman who is likely a trade candidate for the rebuilding Blackhawks. He's signed through the 2024-25 season at $4 million annually and holds a seven-team no-trade protection. McCabe appeared in 75 games in Chicago last season, tallying 22 points. Many teams will be interested to see how he recovers from his surgery in a few months.

As for Luypen, the 20-year-old former seventh-round pick is a prospect who was in tough to crack the lineup this season. The 5-foot-10 center spent last season with the Edmonton Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League, posting 64 points in 66 games. We wish both players a speedy recovery.  

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