Patrick Kane Has Been Playing with "One Little Issue" Since the Playoff Bubble

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Patrick Kane Has Been Playing with “One Little Issue” Since the Playoff Bubble

Chicago Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks are holding their exit interviews this week with players, coaches, and the front office. This is usually a time when we learn about what the players will be doing in their offseason and what their overall outlook on the year prior turned out to be. Another level of honesty we get is the disclosure of some injuries that certain players either had or are still dealing with. On Tuesday, for example, Patrick Kane said in his exit interview that he has been dealing with a “minor” injury since prior to the 2020 playoff bubble in Edmonton.

Kane wouldn’t disclose exactly what the issue was, but that his plans in the offseason is to just get the issue fixed and move on from it. He said that there was a system in place to make the issue un-impactful in some games, but hindered him in others.

Kane finished the season as the team’s leading scorer with 66 points in 56 games. He netted 15 goals on the year, but his goal production dropped off halfway through the season. From the beginning of the season to the end of February, Kane had 11 goals in 23 games. He finished the second half of the season with just four goals in 33 games.

Hopefully the issue is, in fact, nothing major and Kane will be back at full-health for the 2021-22 season.



Author: Mario Tirabassi

Mario Tirabassi is a writer for Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Mario_Tirabassi.