Patrick Kane undergoes successful surgery, full recovery anticipated in approx. 12 weeks. http://t.co/HuVJDY8Svd
“Patrick underwent successful surgery today to repair his left clavicle fracture,” Terry said. “The procedure went very well and we anticipate a full recovery in approximately 12 weeks.”
Kane was driven into the boards at 7:49 of the first period from the force of a cross check to the lower back by Panthers defenceman Alex Petrovic, who was assessed a two-minute minor penalty on the play but reportedly won’t have a hearing or suspension.
The #Blackhawks have also placed forward Patrick Kane on long-term injured reserve. http://t.co/ighf1ar1GV
“You get ticked off when the best player in the league gets hit like that,” Blackhawks forward Kris Versteeg told reporters. “He’s 20 to 30 points ahead of the next guy on the team [actually 15 ahead of Jonathan Toews]. That’s hard to replace that scoring.”
“I don’t think you can replace the things that he does with the puck, without the puck, the attention that he draws, but one of the strengths of the organization is depth,” Chicago forward Patrick Sharp said.
Indeed. Six other Blackhawks have double-digit goals this season and seven others have more than 30 points.
The #Blackhawks have recalled forward Teuvo Teravainen from the @goicehogs and assigned defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk to Rockford.
Teravainen, 20, has nine goals and 25 points in 39 games for the IceHogs this season. He has two goals and four points in 15 contests with Chicago.