Red Wings get some bad news on the health of Patrick Kane
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Red Wings get some bad news on the health of Patrick Kane




This just in, Detroit Red Wings head coach Derek Lalonde has confirmed that star winger Patrick Kane will not travel with the team for the remainder of their eastern road trip. Kane returned back to Detroit after suffering an injury Sunday afternoon in Toronto and won't join the team for Wednesday's game against the Florida Panthers or Friday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

It has been confirmed though that Kane's injury is NOT related to the offseason hip surgery that he recovered from earlier this season.

The 35 year old Kane has seven goals and 16 points in his first 19 games with the Red Wings after signing a one year, $2.75 million deal in late November.

Read below for our earlier report on Kane from Sunday as the injury ocurred.

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.

Source: George Richards