Cody McCormick
C FA
2 years ago

McCormick (blood clot) won't be playing in the NHL again, reports Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News.

EDGE Analysis

After sitting out the entire season due to a blood clot issue, the Sabres announced that McCormick will retire from the NHL during Monday's exit interviews. The gritty, versatile forward had one year remaining on his three-year deal. The 32-year-old leaves the game with 65 points and 550 penalty minutes in 405 career games.

Cody McCormick
C FA
3 years ago

McCormick (blood clots), who is only taking light practice with teammates on the injured reserve, still has no timetable for return, reports The Buffalo News.

EDGE Analysis

Pittsburgh's Pascal Dupuis' recent retirement and comments on not taking any further health risks due to blood clots is also weighing heavily on McCormick, as the report indicates. McCormick has not played since January and in the second season of his three-year deal.

Cody McCormick
C FA
3 years ago

McCormick (illness) was placed on IR Tuesday, John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCormick was declared out indefinitely on Sept. 18 after failing his physical due to the presence of blood clots, an ailment that began last season and limited him to just 33 games in 2014-15. The Sabres didn't place McCormick on long-term IR, however, which is encouraging, as it indicates they may be expecting the 32-year-old winger to return to action sooner rather than later. Once healthy, McCormick is expected to assume a bottom-six role with the Sabres in 2015-16.

Cody McCormick
C FA
3 years ago

McCormick is out indefinitely after failing his physical, reports the Olean Times Herald.

EDGE Analysis

Head coach Dan Bylsma revealed that McCormick failed physical is related to blood clots, an ailment that began the previous season and limited him to just 33 games. There is no timetable for his return. The veteran forward was expected to be a regular on Buffalo's bottom-six.

Cody McCormick
C FA
3 years ago

McCormick (leg) took to the ice during Tuesday's optional practice.

McCormick's participation was likely limited, as it's generally been speculated that he won't play again this season. Until the Sabres provide word that he is seeing involvement in contact drills, McCormick will likely continue to focus on maintaining his conditioning before heading into the offseason.

Cody McCormick
C FA
4 years ago

McCormick, who has only played 33 games this season due to blood clots, appears unlikely to return the rest of the way this season, The Buffalo News reports.That said, McCormick also seems happy the problem has been pinpointed and is hopeful to return at full strength next season. Assuming that's the case, he'll finish is 2014-15 campaign with four points, 40 penalty minutes, 77 hits, and 29 blocks.

Cody McCormick
C FA
4 years ago

McComick, who had been hospitalized due to a blood clot in his leg, appears likely to miss the rest of the season, the Sabres' official site reports.

Though McCormick was discharged from the hospital last week, coach Ted Nolan doesn't think that the forward will return to action before the conclusion of the season. "It looks like he's out for the year," Nolan indicated Sunday. "There's nothing official, but that was one of the remarks I heard right at the beginning when he was in the hospital. So right now, I'm not banking on him coming back."

Cody McCormick
C FA
4 years ago

McCormick (blood clot in leg) was placed on injured reserve Monday.

McCormick was discharged from the hospital Monday after he was placed under evaluation for the clot, but still faces an uncertain recovery timetable. By placing him on IR, the team can open up a roster spot and attempt to cover for his absence.

Cody McCormick
C FA
4 years ago

McCormick, who needed to have treatment for a blood clot in his leg, is out of the hospital though there's no timetable for his return, The Buffalo News reports.

The Sabres, already without stars among their forward ranks, have a really banged-up unit up front right now, and it sounds like they may be without McCormick's grit and toughness at least a bit longer.

Cody McCormick
C FA
4 years ago

Coach Ted Nolan indicated McCormick has been hospitalized due to a blood clot and is out indefinitely, John Vogl of The Buffalo News reports.

McCormick has been nursing a lower-body injury but hasn't missed any time since late December. The blood clot diagnosis is obviously concerning, and his timetable for return is undetermined at this point. For now, his biggest concern likely involves getting the blood clot removed.