Detroit Red Wings winger Patrick Kane
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MAJOR: Red Wings Lose Patrick Kane With Injury Against Maple Leafs

Published January 14, 2024 at 9:21 PM

The Detroit Red Wings have delt with major injuries this year as several of their top players have missed time. Now they have seemingly lost another top player with an injury as Patrick Kane left tonight's game against the Leafs early.

Kane Leaves Game Against Maple Leafs Early, Will Not Return

The veteran winger left the game early in the first period. There were a couple of physical plays in which Kane was involved in before he left the game but none of them seemed to be particularly dangerous. The straw that broke him seemed to be this play with Leafs forward Pontus Holmberg in which he collided with the goal post and then the end boards.

While Kane seemed to bounce back from this play just fine as he hustled off the ice, it was confirmed shortly after that he would not return to the game.

Perhaps the most concerning part of this injury is that the team has listed it as a lower-body injury.

Kane famously underwent hip resurfacing surgery in the offseason. The procedure has been known to end or permanently alter professional athlete's careers. Kane has been the only NHL player to come back from the surgery and still play at a high level. Stay tuned for updates on Kane's status.

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MAJOR: Red Wings Lose Patrick Kane With Injury Against Maple Leafs

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