Early Wednesday morning, the Chicago Tribune’s Chris Kuc tweeted a few pieces of information from his sources that Blackhawks fans didn’t want to hear.
While being sure to note that nothing is confirmed (yet), Kuc reported that Patrick Kane suffered a broken collarbone in the first period Tuesday night, and is expected to be sidelined for at least six – and possibly more than ten – weeks.
Six weeks from Wednesday is April 8, three days before the end of the 2014-15 regular season. Ten weeks would put Kane out until, conservatively, late in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Alex Petrovic, the Florida Panthers defenseman who put Kane into the boards, received a cross checking minor penalty during the game. He will reportedly not face any additional discipline from the league.