NHL: The Chicago Blackhawks Can Step Up and Get It Done Without Patrick Kane

December 6th, 2010 by Jon Fromi Leave a reply »
Less than a minute into Chicago's match up with the Calgary Flames Sunday night at the United Center, all eyes were focused near the Flames blue line.  Not on the puck, but at the young man clutching his left leg.

Patrick Kane's first shift Sunday was his last shift.  For how long, who knows?

Kane appeared to get his left leg caught up against the boards and was helped off the ice.  He did not return in the Blackhawks 4-2 win over the Flames.  An MRI today will likely tell a more detailed story for the Chicago winger.

Is it going to be a story we want to hear?

Coach Joel Quenneville said that he didn't believe the injury to be serious.   I interpret "serious" to mean "season-ending".  But it appears to me like Kane will miss some time with a lower body injury to the knee or ankle.

Best case, he takes the week off (just misses the Dallas game) and plays in San Jose Saturday night.

Worst case?

I guess we'll find out this week.

Regardless of the extent of the damage to Kane, it's just the latest in a rash of recent injuries suffered by the Blackh ...

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