Monday, December 29, 2014

Evander Kane Out Until February

Things are not looking up on Evander Kane's 2015 season, which has already been mired in injury, as the scoring winger is well on his way to making the Injury Prone list with his next stop on the Injured Reserve, as he is now dealing with a lower-body injury and is now expected to be out until February.

The injury is believed to be a foot injury, likely a broken bone, after blocking a shot in the game against the Wild on Saturday night.  If that is indeed the case, being in the 4-week range sounds about right, although some broken foot injuries have returned sooner.

With injuries and suspensions, Kane's season has obviously not been very good, by pool standards. In 26 games, Kane only has 6 goals and 9 assists for 15 points, as he is scoring at 0.58 points per game. Kane finished the week in 234th overall in pool scoring and will now sink like a rock with this injury.

Kane was a 5th round pick, 95th overall, for Grant K. this year, as he was somewhat expected to finally start living up to some expectations.  That has been pretty far from the case, because instead of being a 5th rounder, he had been playing like an 11th round pick.  It will be interesting to see if his ranking when he comes back is even relevant to the pool.  He will have a chance to make up for some lost time, but he's already 8 points behind the pace of where he should be and take a month away, it should be much worse.

An updated list of injuries can be found here.

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