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.
Jimmy Kimmel Live
According to the WSJ, Neil Patrick Harris took a break from Oscar-hosting prep Wednesday to make an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” where he recalled the worst moment in his awards-show-emcee career to date.
In 2009, just before Harris took the stage for his first-ever gig hosting the Tony Awards, Poison frontman Bret Michaels smacked his head on a descending set piece as he wrapped up his opening-number performance with the Broadway cast of “Rock of Ages.”
According to Gawker, “Patrick Lynch is the 51-year-old president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, the largest and most influential union of the New York City Police Department.
“Over the weekend, Lynch blamed Bill de Blasio for the Saturday deaths of two Brooklyn cops who were murdered by a lone gunman from Georgia.”
“’That blood on the hands,’ he said at a press conference, ‘starts on the steps of City Hall, in the office of the mayor.’”
“To understand why he would say something so wrong and inflammatory, you need to delve into Lynch’s long, checkered history of issuing similarly insane statements. His public declarations over the past 15 years are essentially pro-police agitprop: Cops can do no wrong, while victims of their state-sanctioned violence always had it coming. They are also a deep well of masculine anxiety, hurt feelings, and barely disguised racism.”