|Assets:||Brings his lunch pail to work every day. Can line up at all three forward positions and displays a consistently feisty attitude on the ice. Will even drop the gloves.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't have a lot of offensive ability, and he's only an average skater. Must work extra hard for every point he earns, and is prone to injury and taking bad penalties.|
|Career Potential:||Aggressive, versatile depth forward.|
|4/11/2015||Missed the last 39 regular season games (blood clot in leg).|
|1/13/2015||Blood clot in leg, injured reserve.|
|12/27/2014||Missed 6 games (lower body injury).|
|12/20/2014||Lower body injury, injured reserve.|
|12/04/2014||Missed 4 games (concussion).|
|12/02/2014||Concussion, injured reserve.|
|11/26/2014||Concussion, sidelined indefinitely.|
|7/01/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Buffalo Sabres to a three-year contract.|
|4/05/2014||Missed 3 games (facial injury).|
|3/29/2014||Facial injury, day-to-day.|
|3/05/2014||Acquired from the Buffalo Sabres.|
|2/25/2014||Missed 24 games (upper body injury).|
|12/17/2013||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|12/16/2013||Upper body injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|12/04/2013||Missed 4 games (upper body injury).|
|11/22/2013||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|10/25/2013||Missed 2 games (lower body injury).|
|10/21/2013||Lower body injury, injured reserve.|
|10/19/2013||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|2/21/2013||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|2/20/2013||Placed on waivers by the Buffalo Sabres.|
|2/02/2013||Missed 7 games (finger injury).|
|1/19/2013||Finger injury, injured reserve.|
|3/14/2012||Missed 16 games (upper body injury).|
|2/11/2012||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/07/2011||Missed 9 games (upper body injury).|
|11/26/2011||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|7/01/2011||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Buffalo Sabres to a three-year contract.|
|7/02/2010||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Buffalo Sabres to a one-year contract.|
|4/20/2010||Recalled from Portland (AHL).|
|9/29/2009||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|8/01/2009||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Buffalo Sabres to a one-year contract.|
|3/13/2009||Suspended by the NHL for two games.|
|1/29/2009||Missed 15 games (foot injury).|
|12/29/2008||Foot injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|11/12/2008||Missed 1 game (personal reasons).|
|11/07/2008||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|7/15/2008||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Colorado Avalanche to a one-year contract.|
|3/08/2008||Missed 12 games (shoulder injury).|
|2/12/2008||Shoulder injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|1/08/2008||Missed 2 games (hip injury).|
|1/02/2008||Hip injury, day-to-day.|
|11/20/2007||Recalled from Lake Erie (AHL).|
|10/01/2007||Assigned to Lake Erie (AHL).|
|6/15/2007||Re-signed by the Colorado Avalanche to a one-year contract.|
|12/07/2006||Assigned to Albany (AHL).|
|11/07/2006||Missed 14 games (chest contusion).|
|10/03/2006||Chest contusion, sidelined indefinitely.|
|7/13/2006||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Colorado Avalanche.|
|11/24/2005||Recalled from Lowell (AHL).|
|11/22/2005||Assigned to Lowell (AHL).|
|11/13/2005||Recalled from Lowell (AHL).|
|10/04/2005||Assigned to Lowell (AHL).|
|9/15/2004||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|3/04/2004||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|2/11/2004||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|1/08/2004||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|12/04/2003||Missed 1 game (broken finger).|
|11/30/2003||Broken finger, day-to-day.|
|6/03/2003||Signed by the Colorado Avalanche.|
|9/20/2002||Returned to his junior team (Belleville-OHL).|
|9/20/2001||Returned to Belleville (OHL).|
|7/01/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Buffalo Sabres.|
|3/05/2014||Buffalo Sabres traded Matt Moulson and Cody McCormick to the Minnesota Wild for Torrey Mitchell, a 2nd round selection in 2014 and a 2nd round selection in 2016.|
|8/01/2009||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Buffalo Sabres.|
|6/24/2001||Drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the 5th round (144th overall) in 2001.|
McCormick signs with Sabres for 3 years | 07/01/2014 2:11 PM
NewsThe Sabres have signed Cody McCormick for three years and $4.5 million.
Report: Wild want to re-sign Cody McCormick | 06/15/2014 10:11 AM
NewsCody McCormick is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
ImpactThe Minnesota Wild would reportedly like to re-sign him though. He doesn't do much offensively and there are significantly better options out there for fantasy owners that are primarily interested in PIM, so we don't think he should be on your radar if you're in a standard fantasy league.
Cody McCormick gets lone Wild goal in loss | 05/04/2014 7:44 PM
NewsCody McCormick scored the only goal for the Wild in their 4-1 Game 2 loss to the Blackhawks on Saturday night.
ImpactIt's always nice when your depth players chip in with some offense, but it's clear that the Wild will go nowhere fast in this series without their big names doing more damage. McCormick's was his first point of the playoffs. Clayton Stoner and Erik Haula had the assists. Zach Parise, Ryan Suter and Jared Spurgeon finished a game-low minus-three.
McCormick day-to-day with facial injury | 03/29/2014 1:08 PM
NewsCody McCormick is listed as day-to-day due to a cut near his eye.
ImpactHe will be a game-time decision for Saturday night's game agsainst Phoenix.
McCormick to be scratched v Wings Saturday | 03/22/2014 10:29 AM
NewsCody McCormick will sit in the press box Saturday afternoon while the Wild play the Red Wings.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
ImpactHe will giev way to Erik Haula for the first of back-to-back games against Detroit this weekend. If Saturday's game gets a little ugly, McCormick could draw back in for Sunday's return match against the Wings.
Minnesota adds Cody McCormick | 03/05/2014 3:16 PM
NewsThe Buffalo Sabres have shipped Cody McCormick to the Minnesota Wild as part of the Matt Moulson deal.
John Vogl on Twitter
ImpactMcCormick has five points and 45 penalty minutes in 29 games this season. He'll serve as a depth forward with the Wild.
Cody McCormick will return Tuesday | 02/25/2014 2:21 PM
NewsCody McCormick (upper body) will rejoin the Sabres on Tuesday.
ImpactMcCormick hasn't played since Dec. 14 due to the injury. He's projected to center the Sabres' fourth line in his return.
Cody McCormick out 4-6 weeks due to UBI | 12/16/2013 1:59 PM
NewsCody McCormick will be sidelined for four to six weeks because of an upper-body injury.
ImpactHe was injured in the Sabres' 2-1 OT loss to Calgary on Saturday when he blocked a shot. McCormick has 43 penalty minutes and 50 hits in 25 games this season.
Cody McCormick suffered UBI Saturday | 12/16/2013 9:39 AM
NewsCody McCormick sustained an upper-body on Saturday.
ImpactHe left Buffalo's 2-1 overtime loss to Calgary after playing just 1:55 of ice time. There hasn't been an update on his status yet, so consider him day-to-day for now.
Cody McCormick is banged up, will still play | 12/07/2013 9:14 AM
NewsCody McCormick skipped Friday's practice because he was banged up.
ImpactMcCormick is still expected to play Saturday, but this is a noteworthy development given that he only recently returned from an upper-body injury that cost him four contests. He has five points and 38 penalty minutes in 21 games this season.
Cody McCormick will be back Thursday | 12/04/2013 12:19 PM
NewsCody McCormick (upper body) has confirmed that he will play on Thursday.
Impact"I'm ready," McCormick said. "Let's go. Too long in between games." He hasn't played since Nov. 21. He has five points and 38 penalty minutes in 20 games in 2013-14.
Cody McCormick is ready to return from UBI | 12/02/2013 2:33 PM
NewsCody McCormick is ready to return from his upper-body injury.
ImpactHe joined Marcus Foligno, John Scott and Brian Flynn on Buffalo's fourth line at Monday's practice. He has missed the team's last four games. McCormick has five points, 38 penalty minutes and 41 hits in 20 contests this year.
Cody McCormick may not return until next week | 11/29/2013 6:50 AM
NewsCody McCormick (upper body) isn't expected to play Friday.
Impact"Another day might do it some help," said McCormick after skating on Thursday. "I just took a stiff hit and didn't react well to it." He might be ready to play in Saturday's game in New Jersey, but coach Ted Nolan anticipate McCormick being available to return until next week.
Cody McCormick might return this weekend | 11/27/2013 4:15 PM
NewsCody McCormick (undisclosed) might be back as early as this weekend.
ImpactThe speed of McCormick's recovery has taken coach Ted Nolan by surprise so far. He was able to take part in Buffalo's optional morning skate on Wednesday.
Cody McCormick is out for at least a week | 11/24/2013 9:12 AM
NewsCody McCormick is expected to miss a minimum of a week with an undisclosed injury.
ImpactMcCormick didn't take part in Saturday's practice. Sabres coach Ted Nolan said McCormick is "banged up a little bit" and declined to specify even if it was an upper or lower body injury. Regardless of where the injury is located, it's more than a "little" problem if he's already being penciled out for at least a week.
Cody McCormick has energy role with Sabres | 11/04/2013 9:37 AM
NewsCody McCormick could be an option for fantasy owners looking for minutes in the sin bin.
ImpactThe Sabres sent shift disturber Patrick Kaleta to the minors on Sunday and John Scott is suspended until Friday. McCormick leads the league with five fighting majors and has 27 penalty minutes in 12 games. He also has two assists and 25 hits.
Cody McCormick (knee) is good to return | 10/25/2013 12:52 PM
NewsCody McCormick (knee) has been activated off of the injured reserve list.
Sabres.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactMcCormick has no points and 15 penalty minutes in seven games this season. He missed two games due to the ailment.
Cody McCormick expected to return in Florida | 10/25/2013 8:17 AM
NewsCoach Ron Rolston expects Cody McCormick to be available for Buffalo's games in Florida.
ImpactThe Sabres play the Panthers on Friday night before battling the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday. McCormick will probably be taken off injured reserve at some point today if he's cleared to play by Friday night.
Cody McCormick is on the injured reserve list | 10/23/2013 12:25 PM
NewsCody McCormick (knee) has been moved to the injured reserve list.
Sabres.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactThe move is presumably retroactive to Oct. 17, so McCormick can be activated in time for Friday's game in a best case scenario. He won't play on Wednesday though.
Cody McCormick takes part in practice Monday | 10/21/2013 4:47 PM
NewsCody McCormick (knee) was able to fully participate in Monday's practice.
ImpactMcCormick wasn't able to play on Saturday. He sustained the ailment when he was struck by the puck during Thursday's game.
Cody McCormick (foot) is day-to-day | 10/18/2013 4:15 PM
NewsCody McCormick was hurt when he was struck in the foot by a shot on Thursday.
ImpactMcCormick didn't practice on Friday and is day-to-day. He has no points and 15 penalty minutes in seven games this season.
Cody McCormick (hand) may play Friday | 09/26/2013 10:34 AM
NewsCody McCormick may play in Friday night's preseason finale at Carolina.
ImpactHe suffered a hand injury in last Sunday's exhibition loss against Toronto. McCormick suited up in eight games for the Sabres last season. He had no points, 10 penalty minutes and 17 hits during that time.
Cody McCormick (hand) should skate Wednesday | 09/24/2013 7:20 AM
NewsCody McCormick (hand) is expected to return to the ice on Wednesday.
ImpactHe didn't take part in Monday's skate because of a minor hand injury.
Cody McCormick clears waivers, heads to AHL | 02/21/2013 5:55 PM
NewsCody McCormick has cleared waivers and will head down to the minors.
ImpactHe'll be in the lineup for Rochester Friday at the Bell Centre against the Hamilton Bulldogs. McCormick recorded 17 hits and 10 penalty minutes in eight games with Buffalo before landing on waivers.
Sabres waive Cody McCormick | 02/20/2013 2:11 PM
NewsCody McCormick has been placed on waivers, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.
ImpactMcCormick practiced with his Buffalo teammates on Wednesday morning, so he may remain with the club even if he clears by Thursday.
| 02/03/2013 3:11 AM
NewsCody McCormick was activated from the IL on Saturday February 2.
Cody McCormick (finger) skates on Sunday | 01/14/2013 11:42 AM
NewsCody McCormick took part in Sunday's practice, but he isn't sure how his lingering finger issue will be treated.
Impact"They thought it would settle down on its own, and I think we just needed a little more treatment," said McCormick, who suffered the ailment in a fight last season. "It was the first time I was able to go out and do battle drills and that with the guys. We'll talk to the trainer and see how things go from here. Maybe worst-case scenario is a surgery, but we're going to see what we can do before that." He skated alongside Matt Ellis and John Scott on what could be the team's fourth line.
Cody McCormick (finger) may not be ready | 01/09/2013 11:31 AM
NewsCody McCormick may miss the beginning of the season because of a finger injury.
ImpactBuffalo GM Darcy Regier said that McCormick has been suffering from the lingering issue since the summer. He skated in 50 games with the Sabres last season, while posting four points, 56 penalty minutes and 67 hits.
|4/11/2015||Buf||Pit||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|4/10/2015||Buf||CBJ||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|4/06/2015||Buf||Car||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|4/04/2015||Buf||NYI||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|4/03/2015||Buf||Chi||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|4/01/2015||Buf||Tor||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|3/30/2015||Buf||Ari||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|3/28/2015||Buf||Col||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|3/26/2015||Buf||Ari||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|3/23/2015||Buf||Dal||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|3/21/2015||Buf||Nas||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|3/20/2015||Buf||NJ||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|3/17/2015||Buf||Bos||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|3/16/2015||Buf||Wsh||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|3/14/2015||Buf||NYR||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|3/11/2015||Buf||Tor||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|3/07/2015||Buf||Wsh||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|3/06/2015||Buf||Ott||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|3/03/2015||Buf||TB||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|2/28/2015||Buf||Fla||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|2/26/2015||Buf||Van||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|2/24/2015||Buf||CBJ||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|2/22/2015||Buf||Nas||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|2/20/2015||Buf||NYR||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|2/19/2015||Buf||Phi||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|2/17/2015||Buf||NJ||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|2/15/2015||Buf||Phi||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|2/10/2015||Buf||Ott||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|2/08/2015||Buf||NYI||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|2/07/2015||Buf||Dal||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|2/05/2015||Buf||StL||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|2/03/2015||Buf||Mtl||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|1/30/2015||Buf||Van||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|1/29/2015||Buf||Edm||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|1/27/2015||Buf||Cgy||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|1/18/2015||Buf||Det||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|1/17/2015||Buf||Phi||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|1/15/2015||Buf||Min||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|1/13/2015||Buf||Det||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Blood clot in leg|
|Goals||1||at TB||Jan 9||1|
|Assists||1||3 times-last:vs. SJ||last:Nov 18||2|
|Points||1||4 times-last:at TB||last:Jan 9||2|
|Penalty Minutes||12||at TB||Dec 4||5|
|Plus/Minus||1||4 times-last:at NYR||last:Jan 3||2|
|Power Play Goals||0||33 times-last:at TB||last:Jan 9||0|
|Power Play Points||0||33 times-last:at TB||last:Jan 9||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||at TB||Jan 9||0|
|Shorthanded Points||1||at TB||Jan 9||0|
|Shots||4||vs. Mtl||Nov 5||3|
|Penalty Minutes||142||2010-11 (Buf)|
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