Kane has a problem, expected to be ready for Blackhawks training camp
Patrick kane An unspecified issue may need to be addressed during the offseason, but the Chicago Blackhawks forward said he expects to be ready for training camp.
Kane said it bothered him before the start of the Stanley Cup playoffs last season.
“There is a little problem that I faced, maybe even before the bubble,” Kane said Tuesday. “We’re trying to figure this out. Hopefully it’s nothing too bad. Hopefully we’ll just fix it and then not have to worry about it next year.
“I think we did a lot of good things to make it feel good in games, other games it didn’t feel so good. It’s an ongoing process. I hope we get to the point. where I don’t feel it at all., I feel strong on the puck and that’s okay when I’m there. That’s the ultimate goal. “
Kane said he will get more information on what needs to be done soon.
“I just have different things to discuss, to go through,” he says. “We’ll find out more, but I think the last few years I’ve been skating a lot this summer, playing in the (IIHF World Championship), different things. From what I’m hearing now, maybe I’ll take more time off the ice, but I don’t think that should affect everything I do in terms of training, work. But I’ll learn more as I go.
Kane will not play for the United States at the 2021 World Championship, which is scheduled for May 21 to June 6 in Riga, Latvia. He wants to spend time with his son, Patrick Kane III, who will be 6 months old on Wednesday, and to rest.
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The 32-year-old has led the Blackhawks with 66 points (15 goals, 51 assists) in 56 games this season. He hasn’t scored a goal in his last 11 games; the last was against the Detroit Red Wings on April 17.
“I guess I’m glad I still found a way to produce, given that [the goals weren’t] there for me, “he said.” I’m not too concerned about that because I know I can score goals, be a great goal producer in the League. I have to figure out how to find a way to maybe get more into the net or get more chances.
“Obviously, with the way our team is playing now, it’s not so much possession of the puck as it is progressing the puck and chasing it. I’ve been used to playing a puck possession game my whole career, so it’s a little different. I just have to find a way to create whatever the situation is. I can’t wait to bounce back next year. “