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Kane to miss Chicago’s game Friday for grandfather’s funeral

Feb 6, 2014, 9:11 AM EDT

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Chicago Blackhawks star forward Patrick Kane will miss their game Friday night against the Phoenix Coyotes to attend his grandfather’s funeral.

Kane’s grandfather passed away on Monday and Kane dedicated his game that night against the Los Angeles Kings to him. The result? He scored two goals and added an assist in a 5-3 Blackhawks win.

Kane pointed to the sky after scoring his first goal of the game in what was an emotional night for him.

“He was one of my great friends growing up. It’s just a really sad day,” Kane said. “It was important to get the win. But anytime you get someone taken away from you who’s so close to you, it means so much. It was tough to hear that right before the game.”

The next game Kane will play will be for the United States as he heads to Sochi for the Olympics.

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