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Patrick Kane Placed On Long Term Injured List

By Keith Schultz

Mar 19, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) is slow to get up after being injured against the St. Louis Blues during the second period at the United Center. The Blackhawks beat the Blues 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Blackhawks according to multiple reports have placed Patrick Kane on the Long Term Injury Report (LTIR) which essentially ends his regular season.  Patrick Kane must now miss 10 games and 24 days which if you add it up puts us at the end of regular season.

This is a two-fold event one is that the doctors must not think there is a way Kane could heal quickly enough to get back in two weeks, but the real hold your breathe thing is will Kane be out when the playoffs start in the middle of April.  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.

The LTIR move does help Stan Bowman and his salary cap crunch with Kane’s $6,300,000 coming off the books for the rest of the season, this of course opens the flood gates to the rest of the moves that will happen between now and the end of the regular season.

Nobody wanted to see a day where Kane is out for an extended period of time. The last and only time that Kane missed significant time the Hawks went 5-2 without him, but this time will be in the final push to the playoffs.

Get Well Soon #88!!!

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