The latest development in the Evander Kane saga has the Winnipeg Jets placing the winger on injured reserve.
The team didn’t share what exactly is ailing him, but TSN’s Ryan Rishaug points out that the IR assignment is retroactive to Feb. 2.
The Winnipeg Free-Press’ Gary Lawless reports that Kane has been nursing an injury all season long. An ailment sidelined him from Dec. 27 to January 10 (resulting in his first trip to the IR in 2014-15).
Head coach Paul Maurice noted that the 23-year-old was unable to practice today because he was seeing a doctor:
It sounds like surgery is at least a possibility for the young forward:
The Jets face the Blackhawks in Chicago on Friday and then host the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday. The power forward will miss at least those contests with his IR assignment.
As has been noted, the team is facing plenty of issues, it just happens to be that Kane’s rumored problems draw the biggest headlines.
(For more on his reported incident with Dustin Byfuglien, click here.)
The Jets recalled Patrice Cormier from the AHL in Kane’s absence.