Chicago Blackhawks player Patrick Kane had surgery on February 25th, and team doctor Michael Terry said at that time that it would take Kane 12 weeks to make a full recovery.
Kane suffered a broken left clavicle when he fell awkwardly into the boards after a cross-check from Florida’s Alex Petrovic on February 24th, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Originally, he was scheduled to return 12 weeks after the surgery, which meant his return would come in a potential conference final in mid-May.
However, Kane has been skating “for some time now,” according to CSNCHICAGO.com, obviously a good sign for the forward as well as for the Blackhawks.
Still, it comes down to medical clearance and coach Joel Quenneville still isn’t sure when that will be.
Patrick’s been skating solo while the Blackhawks continue to finish their regular-season schedule, and sources states he looks better every day.
Has that 12-weeks-out diagnosis changed? Coach Quenneville’s answer was unclear.
“There’s been excellent progress,” said the coach prior to the Blackhawks-Kings game on Monday. “It could be good news. We’ll see.”
Kane was leading the NHL with 64 points when he was injured, and has missed 15 games, according to Sporting News.
Chicago is a point behind second-place St. Louis in the Central Division standings.