The Chicago Blackhawks will be without forward Patrick Kane for the next three weeks after he suffered a lower-body injury in a 4-0 win over St. Louis on Wednesday.
Kane was injured in the second period when his left leg was hit by Blues forward Brenden Morrow who had been checked by Sheldon Brookbank. Morrow’s hit Kane’s left leg and the forward fell to the ice.
After Kane’s shift ended he headed to the dressing room. After the game Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said that Kane would miss at-least three weeks and was non-committal if he would return for the regular season which ends April 13.
“Certainly he’s a special player and we’ll have to work our way through it, knowing what he brings to our team,” Quenneville said. “It’s definitely a huge loss for us, but we’ve been fortunate as far as not getting hit too hard [with injuries]. You’re going to get tested at some point.”