Kane takes hit on knee, goes down, then returns
Patrick Kane, a member of the U.S. Olympic team, went down with
an injury to his right leg and gingerly skated to the bench early
in the third period of the Chicago Blackhawks game against the
Columbus Blue Jackets.
Kane was skating with the puck into the offensive zone when
Columbus defenseman Anton Stralman tried to hip-check him as he
crossed the blue line. Instead, their right knees slammed into each
The 21-year-old Kane, expected to play right wing on one of the
American team’s top lines, lay on the ice for two minutes. Chicago
teammate Troy Brouwer then fought with Stralman, with Brouwer
called for a double-minor for instigating.
Columbus tied the game at 4 on the second power play.
Kane did return after the goal.