Patrick Kane ready to return for the NHL Playoffs
Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane has been cleared for full participation after missing the last 21 games due to a broken left clavicle. Before the injury Kane was on-top of his game, registering 64 points in 61 games before being sidelined.
The Blackhawks team physician Dr. Michael Terry made this statement:
“Patrick Kane suffered a broken left clavicle on February 24, and underwent successful surgery to repair the fracture on February 25. Patrick has been working extremely diligently with his rehabilitation and has recently returned to full-contact practice without any difficulty. After discussions with Patrick and the team, and examining Patrick today, we collectively feel it is appropriate, with minimal risk, for him to return to full participation.”
Kane returned to practice Monday and will be available in Chicago’s first round playoff series against Nashville. While Kane is sure to be rusty and might be limited in his first games back from the injury, his presence on the ice is a necessity if the ‘Hawks want to make yet another Stanley Cup run.
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