Though it seems ex-Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is heading for retirement, the identical can’t be mentioned for former teammate Patrick Kane.
Whereas Kane is predicted to land with one other staff in 2023, the timeline of when precisely he’ll choose mentioned staff received just a little murkier on Thursday when his agent, Pat Brisson, advised ESPN that Kane probably wouldn’t signal a brand new contract earlier than the season begins.
“There isn’t any rush,” Brisson said. “…You may provide me a one-year deal or a two-year deal proper now at $7 million or so. I do not even know if I need to entertain it as a result of it isn’t what he wants. We’ll see, on the proper time, how he feels, the place he is at, after which we’ll take it from there.”
Kane, who scored a good 21 targets and 57 factors with the Blackhawks and New York Rangers final season, underwent hip surgical procedure in the beginning of June and is predicted to be sidelined 4 to 6 months — placing him in line to return to the ice anytime between the beginning of the 2023 season in mid-October and Christmas.