Report: Jets’ Kane to miss two weeks

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Jets forward Evander Kane is expected to miss two weeks with a lower body injury according to Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun.

“It’s tough, but again, everybody is dealing with this at some point of their season,” said Jets coach Paul Maurice. “To be quite honest with you, it’s better news than I was expecting. I really was not hopeful (on Friday).

“So better news, but he is going to be out of our lineup for the near future.”

Kane collided with teammate Mark Schiefele early in the first period of the Jets season-opening 6-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday.

Kane and Schiefele connected knee-on-knee with the center favoring his right knee on his way to the Jets’ bench.

Kane had 19 goals and 41 points in 63 games for Winnipeg last season.