Derek Lalonde shares one important detail on Patrick Kane's injury.

Derek Lalonde shares one important detail on Patrick Kane's injury.

Red Wings head coach Derek Lalonde shares some information on his injured star forward.

Jonathan Larivee

The Detroit Red Wings picked up a huge win on Sunday night, toppling the Toronto Maple Leafs in spite of the fact that the deck was entirely stacked against them thanks to some nasty travel delays

The win moved the Red Wings to within just one point of the aforementioned Maple Leafs in the National Hockey League's Atlantic Division, but unfortunately it was a win that came with a heavy cost for the Red Wings.

During the course of the game, Red Wings star forward Patrick Kane was on the receiving end of an awkward hit from Toronto Maple Leafs forward Pontus Holmberg. Kane appeared to be in some discomfort and would get tangled up with Holmberg again in front of the Red Wings net, causing him to crash hard into the boards.

Kane would eventually retreat to the locker room and the Red Wings confirmed on Sunday night that Kane was out with a lower-body injury and would not return.

Although head coach Derek Lalonde did not have much to share in the way of an update following the win, he did share one important detail regarding Kane's status. Lalonde was able to confirm that the injury was not to Kane's hip, which was obviously the big area of concern given the major surgical procedure he underwent on his hip in the offseason.

"I don’t think it’s related to his hip," said Lalonde following the game on Sunday.

The Red Wings don't play again until Wednesday, so we may have to wait a little while longer for a more complete update on Kane's status moving forward.