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Patrick Kane hurt, preliminary timetable’s two weeks (Update: Might be longer)

Mar 19, 2014, 10:40 PM EDT

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 19: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks is slow to get up after suffering an apparent injury in the second period against the St. Louis Blues at the United Center on March 19, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Getty Images

The Chicago Blackhawks are having a good night, but there’s been one major exception. Patrick Kane‘s agent said his client is tentatively expected to be sidelined for two weeks after leaving tonight’s game versus St. Louis, per NBC’s Pierre McGuire.

Update: Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville is predicting he will be out for roughly three weeks.

Kane and St. Louis’ Brenden Morrow got tangled up and the Blackhawks star forward fell awkwardly as a result. It looked like it might be a knee or ankle injury, according to NHL.com’s Brian Hedger.

Chicago has essentially secured its playoff spot and while they are still battling for positioning, the bigger question at this point is whether or not Kane will be available for the start of the postseason. There’s only about three and a half weeks left in the regular season, so if that initial timeframe proves to be even a little optimistic, he might not be ready for Game 1 of the first round.

Chicago has a lot of scoring depth, but losing Kane would still be a big blow. He has 29 goals and 69 points in 69 games this season.

  1. hammerhead5573 - Mar 19, 2014 at 10:47 PM

    Crap!

    • gret9 - Mar 20, 2014 at 1:41 PM

      Yeah, it’s a tough deal. Kane was showing great chemistry with Smith and Bickle.

  2. comeonnowguys - Mar 19, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    If you would have bet me Kane would get injured and Jackman wasn’t involved, you would have made some money.

  3. esracerx46 - Mar 19, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    He’s slowed down ever since the Olympic announcement. Carrying his linemates has worn on him. Some time off might do him some good. Well rested for the playoffs.

  4. comeonnowguys - Mar 19, 2014 at 11:09 PM

    Three weeks now.

  5. tomas3345 - Mar 20, 2014 at 1:28 AM

    69 points? 69 games? i think Kane is trying to hint at something

    • alexbaymac - Mar 20, 2014 at 11:06 AM

      Yes, I’m sure he planned his injury around making your day with that coincidence.

  6. slysipops - Mar 20, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    the game was getting rough and that isn’t exactly KANES style . the collision didn’t look all that bad …but who am i to say. but what was funny ( or whatever ) was one of the game announcers saying he talked to KANES father within minutes of him going off the ice ( under his own power ) and dad said …he would be out about 2 weeks. a short time later ,KANES AGENT makes a statement also that he would be out at least 2 weeks ?? fast diagnosis or what ? and a statement by his AGENT ?? sounds like there is more to this …… story ??

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