Patrick Kane is done for at least the rest of the NHL’s regular season; the Blackhawks have added him to the Long Term Injury Report. The loss of Kane is a blow to the Chicago Blackhawks, but they are one of the few teams that have the depth to bounce back from a major injury.
NHL rules state that Kane must miss no less than 10 games, and 24 days. It seems that Blackhawks fans will need to hold their breath, and hope Kane is able to recover from his leg injury before the puck drops on the NHL Playoffs.
Everyone is stated it’s a three-week injury, but everyone’s body responds differently to injuries so the fact that Kane is going on LTIR makes it a little more uneasy thinking about a playoff series starting without #88. Blackhawk Up
I have not heard what the damage is to Kane’s leg, but it sounds like it could be a sprain, or worse. In the grand picture, it’s not worth risking a player’s career for one season.
“He’s a special player,” Quenneville said of Kane on Wednesday. “We’ll have to work our way through it knowing what he brings to our game. It’s definitely a huge loss.” ESPN
Patrick Kane is not an injury prone player. This is the first time he will miss playing time since 2010-2011. This injury is a great example of why the first 1/2 of the season is so important. Blackhawks fans should be happy they got off to such a hot start; it helps to minimalism the impact of this injury.