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Chicago Blackhawks' defenseman Jake McCabe provided a positive update Friday regarding his return timeline.

On Sept. 13, the team announced the veteran defenseman would miss 10-12 weeks following cervical spine surgery. That timeline would have kept him sidelined well into November. However, the Blackhawks did not specify when the surgery took place.

McCabe spoke following practice Friday and said he actually had the surgery six weeks ago. Alas, he is now 4-6 weeks away from returning to game action.

The 28-year-old participated in non-contact activities during the Blackhawks' first training camp practice on Thursday. That came as a bit of a surprise to those without knowledge of when he had the surgery. He also worked with coaches on the ice prior to Friday's practice.

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The Chicago Blackhawks begin the 2022-23 season in just under three weeks, meaning Jake McCabe likely won't be in the opening night lineup. However, he could potentially return in late October-early November given the updated timeline.