CSN’s Pat Boyle tweeted on Sunday afternoon that he expects Patrick Kane to be cleared for contact and ready for Game One of the Hawks’ first round playoff series against Nashville.
Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times subsequently echoed Boyle’s optimism about round one, but placed his bets on a Game Three return. Either way, this is a game-changer for the Blackhawks heading into the postseason on Wednesday night.
Kane has been out since Feb. 24, but was starting to put himself in the Hart Trophy conversation as the league points leader before getting hurt. He had 27 goals and 37 assists for 64 points in 61 games during the regular season.