Chicago Blackhawks’ Hockey Player Kane Has Been Skating ‘For Some Time Now’

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, 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.

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Cancer-Fighting Kid Gets One Day Contract With Hockey Team: MSNBC


11-year old Tony Campisi, who has fought cancer since he was 4, was a member of his favorite hockey team for a day. He got a one-day contract with the Philadelphia Flyers and witnessed a shootout victory over Nashville from a seat on the team bench.

“Thanks to the Philadelphia Flyers, star forward Jakub Voracek and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the 11-year-old enjoyed a weekend he will never forget,” wrote Pennlive.

The Campisi family – Tony, his parents, Donna and Kevin Campisi, and younger brother, Nicholas – was whisked to Philadelphia by limousine on Thursday night.

On Friday, Tony suited up for practice at his own locker in the Flyers’ practice rink in Voorhees, N.J.; signed a “one-day contract” with general manager and Flyers legend Ron Hextall, and spent Friday evening at Dave & Buster’s, a restaurant/arcade, with Voracek and his girlfriend.

Saturday afternoon, the Flyers had a 3-2 shootout victory over the NHL-leading Nashville Predators. “Call it karma; Voracek – who hosted the Campisis in his suite – got the Flyers rolling in the shootout by scoring first,” writes Pennlive.

After the game, he presented Tony with a regulation jersey signed by the team.  The Campisis had no idea a weekend like that was in store.


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