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Patrick Kane hopes to play with Auston Matthews for the United States in 2026
Many wonder where Patrick Kane, who is still without a contract, will end up. He is rehabilitating his hip injury, which should keep him sidelined for another two to three months.

We recall that Kane and his agent, Pat Brisson, came to an agreement not to sign with any team until he had the go-ahead from the doctors.

By then, the season should already be underway, and No. 88 will have a better idea of which team he wants to join, with the aim of winning another Stanley Cup.

The principal interested party mentioned a few days ago thathe prefers to remain on the sidelines until the end of his recovery, to be sure of returning at 110%, rather than 90%.

“I think we’re at a point now where, I mean, could I come back to the game sooner? Yes, probably. But, does that make sense? You know, it would be better for me to take all the time I need and make sure I’m back at 105-110%, rather than just 90-95%.” – Patrick Kane

However, he mentions that if he receives a very tempting offer, he’d still think about it, despite his situation. He doesn’t want to stop himself from getting a nice offer, because he’s injured.

The Chicago Blackhawks legend has had a great career, but there’s one thing he regrets right now: playing with Auston Matthews on the U.S. team.

“We stay in touch throughout the season and I have a lot of respect for him as a player, how good he is at scoring goals, his shot, just his overall game.” – Patrick Kane

Kane points out that Matthews is one of the best players in the world and that it would have been great to have this type of player with the U.S. and to have the opportunity to play with him.

He hopes to have the chance to play with Matthews for their country.

Kane’s next chance would be in 2026, when the Olympic Games will be held in Italy, mainly in Milan.

To do so, Kane will have to stay healthy and fit to participate, as he is already 34 years old.

“It would have been nice to have that kind of opportunity and welcome the next generation of American field hockey players and be a part of it.” – Patrick Kane

On the other hand, Kane is aware that his NHL heyday is behind him and that 2026 would be his last chance to play for the Olympics.

Will Showtime be tempted to join the Toronto Maple Leafs when he’s ready to return to the game?

Toronto can be expected to be competitive next year, and if payroll allows, the Leafs could try to lure Matthews’ good friend.


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