Patrick Kane's return from injury: Insights from Kane and the coach

"It just felt good to be out there and be playing in the best League in the world again.”

by Sead Dedovic
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Patrick Kane's return from injury: Insights from Kane and the coach
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Patrick Kane returned to the hockey rink after a break of 7 months. Although his team lost, Kane could not hide his delight at his return. The fans were also happy because they had the chance to watch him again. Getting back to that same level will take some time, and he's fully aware of it.

Still, he's pleased that he executed several good moves in the last match. It might just be the beginning of something significant.
“I’ll definitely have to build up the timing and the confidence and getting back to trying to take over, when you have the puck on your stick and take over games,” Kane said, as quoted by NHL.com!

“A little bit tentative tonight at times, but overall, felt pretty good, felt like I was making some plays. [I’ll] probably look back and see what everything looked like on video, but [it] just felt good to be out there and be playing in the best League in the world again”.

Derek Lalonde reacts

Red Wings coach Derek Lalonde is happy with Kane's performance. While there were instances where more could have been done, Lalonde is generally pleased with what Kane displayed “He looked very comfortable,” -Derek Lalonde said.

“Obviously, a little rusty. Probably a little more polish to his game, he could’ve had three or four points. He’s probably kicking himself that he didn’t, so I think certainly a positive for him tonight.


This great NHL player hit the post at a crucial moment. Naturally, he aims to support his team by scoring goals, but there are moments when things don't go as you plan. What matters most to him is being valuable and contributing to the team's success “I mean, I think throughout the game, as an offensive player, you always want to create chances, right? You can live and die with hitting the post or not capitalizing on your chances, but you want to create and you want to play the right way for your team,” Kane said. “Would’ve been nice to bury that, though”.

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