Former Chicago Blackhawks standout Patrick Kane will probably not signal a contract earlier than the 2023-24 season begins in October, in line with Greg Wyshynski of ESPN. On June 1, Kane underwent hip resurfacing surgical procedure and is predicted to overlook 4 to 6 months. That might imply he ought to return someday between October and December. This offers him a chance to see how his future workforce performs within the 2023-24 season earlier than in the end making his determination.
Kane performed the 2022-23 season break up between the Blackhawks and New York Rangers, after he was despatched there on the commerce deadline. The Rangers had to surrender solely a third-round choose for the longer term Corridor of Famer. He ended up taking part in 19 video games within the common season for them, scoring 12 factors, in addition to seven playoff video games the place he put up six factors within the sequence that noticed the Rangers lose in seven video games to the New Jersey Devils.
It’s unclear at this level the place Kane will find yourself taking part in this 12 months. His agent Pat Brisson gave some indication on the thought course of heading into an unsure a part of his profession and life.
“That is one I’m very comfy with. I’m very calm,” Pat Brisson stated of Kane, per Wyshynski. “You can supply me a one-year deal or a two-year deal proper now at $7 million or so. I don’t even know if I wish to entertain it, as a result of it’s not what he wants. We’ll see, on the proper time, how he feels, the place he’s at, after which we’ll take it from there.”
Though the 2022-23 season didn’t fairly go the best way Kane would have favored, he had a strong marketing campaign with 21 targets and 57 factors in 73 video games. Kane will flip 35 in November of this 12 months and might be wanting a one- to three-year deal. The issue for him is that the majority groups gained’t have a lot cap area, if in any respect, by the point Kane returns from damage. His hometown workforce, the Buffalo Sabres come to thoughts as a membership that ought to have ample cap area and may very well be a great vacation spot for the expert winger.