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Evander Kane Injury: Updates on Sabres Star's Knee and Return

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured Columnist

Oct 12, 2015; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres left wing Evander Kane (9) during the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports
Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres star Evander Kane was forced to leave the team's Oct. 24 game against the New Jersey Devils after suffering an MCL injury that kept him out for multiple weeks.

According to the Associated Press (via ESPN.com), "Kane collapsed after having his knee pinned to the boards in the right corner of the Devils' zone on a check from David Schlemko."

However, the winger is set to make his return on Nov. 19.

Continue for updates.


Kane Returns vs. Blues

Thursday, Nov. 19

Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reported Kane will be on the same line as Jack Eichel for Thursday night's game. 


Kane Comments on Return

Sunday, Oct. 25

Kane sent a message to Sabres fans on Twitter following Buffalo's 4-3 loss to the Devils:

Evander Kane @evanderkane_9

Will be back ASAP. #sabresfans #thankyou


Kane's Absence a Major Blow to Struggling Sabres

In eight games this season, Kane has tallied one goal and two assists while posting a minus-five rating.

Kane signed a six-year, $31.5 million deal with the Winnipeg Jets prior to the 2012-13 season, but they dealt him to the Sabres in February after announcing he was set to have season-ending shoulder surgery.

Buffalo has started the season 2-6 with a minus-10 goal differential that ranks as the second worst in the Eastern Conference, so getting Kane back in a timely manner is of the utmost importance for a team that's looking to make developmental strides.

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