Report: Patrick Kane nearing the finish line in decision

Where will he be taking his talents?



We're nearing closer and closer to the decision of future Hall of Fame forward Patrick Kane, who has nearly fully recovered from offseason surgery and has already informed the New York Rangers that he will not be returning for a second go-around with them. 

Among the teams that have been linked to Kane include the Detroit Red Wings, Buffalo Sabres, and Toronto Maple Leafs. According to Insider Darren Dreger, a decision by Kane is imminent. 

"Patrick Kane is mulling over the multiple options that he is considering," Dreger said Tuesday on Insider Trading. "He and his agent, Pat Brisson, were part of several face-to-face interviews, including ones with the Toronto Maple Leafs that happened via a Zoom call, so I guess we’re dealing a bit there in semantics. As many as eight clubs [were] initially involved, the agent Pat Brisson will start circling back to clubs to tell them that they’re out – that hasn’t happened yet – when a final decision is made."

"It was expected that it would be made early this week, but again, it’s a difficult one as Kane looks over all of these options, given that it’s U.S. Thanksgiving week. If it doesn’t happen this week, then perhaps it happens early next week."

Kane split last season between the Chicago Blackhawks and Rangers. 

One of the best American-born players in NHL history, Kane has appeared in a total of 1,180 NHL games and has scored 451 goals with 786 assists; he's also scored 53 goals and 85 assists in 143 postseason games, helping the Blackhawks to three separate Stanley Cup championship wins. 

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Source: TSN