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Evander Kane has a concussion

Posted on: January 21, 2012 2:23 pm
Edited on: January 21, 2012 2:56 pm
By: Adam Gretz

The NHL's concussion list continued to grow on Saturday with the news that Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane will be sidelined with a concussion, according to head coach Claude Noel.

The injury supposedly happened at some point during the Jets' 4-1 win over the Sabres on Thursday, but it's not known at what point in the game it occurred. Obviously, he's not going to play on Saturday night when the Jets host the Florida Panthers.

If he misses an extended period of time it's going to be a big blow to a Winnipeg team that is not only still fighting for a playoff spot, entering the weekend in the No. 10 spot, but also, surprisingly, still has an outside shot at winning the Southeast Division at the present time, trailing the Panthers and Washington Capitals by just three points. If the Jets are able to beat the Panthers on Saturday, they will move to within one point of the top spot in the division.

In 46 games this season Kane leads the Jets with 18 goals, and his 31 points are second on the team trailing only Blake Wheeler's 33.

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Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: January 21, 2012 4:02 pm

Evander Kane has a concussion

Yeah, he can be a bit streaky at times, but he has looked better then any other point in his young career.  He's going to be one of top guys in league soon.  Hate to see this.

Since: Oct 8, 2011
Posted on: January 21, 2012 3:50 pm

Evander Kane has a concussion

Sucks. Kane could have been in the ASG. The franchise needs him. Hopefully he heals completely.

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