The latest update on Patrick Kane is out

Is he heading for another Original 6 team?



Is 3-time Stanley Cup champion Patrick Kane considering a move to the Detroit Red Wings to re-unite with his former Chicago Blackhawks teammate Alex DeBrincat? 

That's been the rampant speculation in hockey circles for the last several days, and it's not inconceivable that Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman could elect to give Kane a chance in the Motor City. But what are the realistic chances of that happening once Kane is fully recovered from his offseason hip surgery? 

According to TSN Insider Chris Johnston, Kane has options besides just Detroit. 

“I don’t know that he’s focused on just the one team,” TSN Insider Chris Johnston said. “I think that there’s a couple different situations that would probably be appealing.”

“He’s got the luxury of, first of all, being Patrick Kane,” Johnston said on a radio show. “I think a lot of teams will always be interested given the resumé and all that he’s accomplished during his career. He can take a little bit more of a wait and see in terms of where the offers are, where the teams are at, before making a choice. He’s indicated he would sign tomorrow for the right deal.  But if that deal doesn’t show up, I think that he’ll continue to sort of gauge things as he works his way back. And probably the best news of all, of course, is that it does seem as though he’s in a much better place after electing to have that hip surgery. He’s been able to skate much sooner than they thought.”

Right now, Kane is on the shelf after having undergone surgery shortly after the season for the New York Rangers ended in disappointing fashion at the hands of the New Jersey Devils. 

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