Blackhawks put Kane on long-term injured reserve

Patrick Kane sustained an injury on Tuesday off what was a questionably placed hit near the boards and has the Hockey Central at Noon panel asking if Alex Petrovic should be suspended for it.

CHICAGO – The Chicago Blackhawks have placed Patrick Kane on long-term injured reserve and recalled forward Teuvo Teravainen from Rockford of the American Hockey League.

The Blackhawks also assigned Trevor van Riemsdyk to their top minor league affiliate. The rookie defenceman, who had left knee surgery in November, likely will return after a conditioning stint with the IceHogs.

Kane, who leads Chicago with 27 goals and 37 assists, left Tuesday night’s 3-2 shootout victory over Florida with an upper-body injury.

The Blackhawks were travelling to Florida on Wednesday and did not provide an update on how long the dynamic winger would be sidelined. But the spot on long-term injured reserve means he will be out for at least 10 regular-season games and 24 days.

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