Patrick Kane injured against Maple Leafs on Sunday night.
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Patrick Kane injured against Maple Leafs on Sunday night.

The Detroit Red Wings star forward goes down after being hit along the boards in the first period.

Jonathan Larivee

The Detroit Red Wings have lost one of their top forwards.

Very early on in Sunday night's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Red Wings star forward Patrick Kane was injured was he was on the receiving end of a pair of hits courtesy of Maple Leafs forward Pontus Holmberg. The first hit came along the boards and while it didn't look like the most physical hit you're ever going to see, Kane did go into the boards at an awkward angle and was clearly in some discomfort following the hit.

The second hit wasn't much of a hit at all and instead was more a case of both players getting their skates tangled up, but it did result in Kane getting dumped into the boards behind the Red Wings' net.

Kane would make his way back to the Red Wings bench but would quickly head down the tunnel with a trainer accompanying him to the Red Wings locker room.

The Red Wings have now confirmed that Kane is indeed injured, a lower body injury according to the official announcement, and furthermore they have confirmed that Kane will not return to tonight's game.