BUFFALO – On Jan. 3 in New York, gritty Sabres forward Cody McCormick blocked a shot, something he has done 126 times in his career.
This time, however, the pain felt different. It lingered.
Something was wrong.
“I had pain in my calf after for no real reason,” McCormick told the Times Herald during the first intermission of Sunday’s 3-2 loss to the New York Islanders inside First Niagara Center.
McCormick didn’t know it then, but he had developed blood clots that would spread …