Patrick Kane eyes debut in 7-10 days; Reveals reasons for joining new club

"With the way I feel, I feel like I could play tonight"

by Sead Dedovic
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Patrick Kane eyes debut in 7-10 days; Reveals reasons for joining new club
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Patrick Kane is eager to debut in his first game with the Detroit Red Wings within the next 7 to 10 days. On June 1, he became a free agent following a hip injury. Although he believes that he can play at this moment, he must be patient and wait for a while.

"With the way I feel, I feel like I could play tonight, but probably getting back into it, skating with the team a little bit, getting acclimated with the whole new situation and everything, and go from there. Hopefully it's a week, 10 days, something like that."-Kane said, as quoted by NHL.com!

Red Wings coach Derek Lalonde is aware that Kane wants to show his quality as soon as possible. However, the club is cautious. "I think we'll be cautious with it and get a feel on how he is with everything too, but obviously he's eager," Lalonde said.

Patrick Kane explains his reasons for signing with Red Wings

Speaking about his reasons for joining the new club, Kane emphasized that there were two key factors; One of them is the fact that this is a young team that has perspective.

However, perhaps an even more important factor was his current and former teammate, Alex DeBrincat, who only had words of praise for the Detroit Red Wings. "I just thought the fit was good. That's not to say it wasn't good anywhere else, but I think with a young team that's been playing well as of late I can come in, build my game, not too much pressure on me right away with the success they're having this year.

Probably the DeBrincat factor had something to do with it too, just being comfortable playing with him not only on the ice but off the ice. Excited to build that chemistry again. We had some really good moments in Chicago. It'll be fun to play with him again."

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