Kane to miss 3 weeks, Hossa could be back "by end of weekend"

After today’s practice, Blackhawk’s Head Coach Joel Quenneville told the media that Patrick Kane will miss three weeks with a lower body injury, and that he “hope(s) that’s the max.”

Kane injured his left leg hitting the boards awkwardly after a hit from Flame’s defenseman Corey Sarich. 


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The Hawks will have to find some help offensively, and it won’t be coming via trade or free agency.  The salary cap is too tight to take on a salary for a player that would actually help.  It’s so tight, in fact, that Jeremy Morin was sent down for two days to save THAT money.  He will be back up for Wednesday’s game with the Stars.  That’s good news with Marian Hossa still out (though he’s expected to be back as soon as this weekend), as the offense was already stretched thin.

Now is the time for Jack Skille, Viktor Stalberg, Troy Brouwer, Dave Bolland and Tomas Kopecky to step up.  Brouwer and Bolland have shown signs of waking up offensively.  That needs to continue.  

Corey Crawford will get the start in goal Wednesday. 

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