Patrick Kane’s representative, Pat Brisson, says Kane had a hip resurfacing today under Dr. Edwin Hsu. As is normal, follow-ups are planned, but roughly 4-6 months recovery is expected. Brisson says Kane “wants to play for a long time,” and doctors are optimistic that will happen
– Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 1, 2023
We were just waiting for Patrick Kane’s decision.
It’s worth remembering that the American striker may have been thinking of going under the knife for an injury he’s been battling for some time, but now he’s decided to have the operation.
We’re talking about 4 to 6 months of rehab, which is no mean feat. Will this curb the interest of teams interested in him this summer?
I really wonder what the other GMs will think of all this. Will they be afraid of not having a healthy Patrick Kane back, even once he’s recovered from his injury?
It does beg the question. After all, we’re talking about a player who’ll be turning 35 this November… although he’s never really been injured in his entire career.
I have the impression that it’s his monetary value that could drop. Kane won’t be earning $10.5 million a year like he has for the last eight seasons, that’s for sure…
And I can’t imagine that any GM would want to give him a big salary despite the uncertainties surrounding his health.
Patrick Kane’s primary wish is to play in the NHL for a long time to come, and that’s exactly why he decided to undergo the surgery in question. The doctors are confident that his wish will come true, but you know as well as I do that anything can happen in life.
That’s one of the main reasons why this case could take a slightly different turn in the coming months.
Basically, Kane would definitely have been the best player available this summer on the free-agent market… and you have to wonder whether the operation he underwent is a game-changer.
Bunch of news
– Sad news in the world of Quebec junior field hockey.
Statement from the organization, following the news this morning about its former general manager and head coach, Doris Labonté. 🕊️
– L’Océanic de Rimouski (@oceanicrimouski) June 1, 2023
– I get it!
And meanwhile in Kamloops!
Hey Pat. Series beard??
– Stephane Leroux (@StephRDSJunior) June 1, 2023
– Montreal CF, still well represented on the MLS Team of the Week.
Midweek maestros. 🪄
– Major League Soccer (@MLS) June 1, 2023
– Love the initiative.
Offensive line coach, Luc Brodeur-Jourdan, brought the ener-Gi for todays walkthrough!
Each week, Luc wears a “unique outfit” to add some lightness to the final day of practice. Last week he was a boxer – bloody nose and all😂 pic.twitter.com/l2Oku1p31f
– Kenzie Lalonde (@KenzieTSN) June 1, 2023
– They can thank Brad Treliving.
– Toutsurlehockey.com (@Toutsurlehockey) June 1, 2023
– Bianca Andreescu had no trouble beating Emma Navarro. She therefore advances to the next round.
🇨🇦Bianca Andreescu defeats 🇺🇸Emma Navarro 6-1, 6-4 … advances to the 3rd round at #RolandGarros for the first time
Next up: 🇺🇦 Lesia Tsurenko on Saturday
– Mark Masters (@markhmasters) June 1, 2023