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Jets’ Kane (lower body) out for second straight game

Nov 6, 2013, 8:17 PM EST

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Evander Kane is out of Wednesday night’s tilt against the Blackhawks with a lower-body ailment.

Kane, 22, saw his status flip-flop a few times leading up to the contest. He missed Monday’s 4-2 win over Detroit with the same issue, but was listed as day-to-day for the Blackhawks game and, at one point, was thought to be probable.

It’s unclear exactly what’s ailing Winnipeg’s third-leading scorer, but it’s serious enough to hold him out of a pretty big game at the United Center. The Jets were whipped 5-1 by Chicago on Saturday and are looking to move out of the Central Division basement.

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