Blackhawks Announce Kane Out for 12 Weeks With Fractured Clavicle

The Chicago Blackhawks already knew they were going to be without winger Patrick Kane for the forseeable future, but the team revealed a more definitive timeline on Wednesday when he underwent successful surgery for a fractured clavicle. 

The team said that Kane will recover fully within 12 weeks, meaning that he is done for at least the remainder of the regular season, and likely for a good chunk of the postseason as well. 

The injury occurred during a Tuesday win against the Florida Panthers. Kane crashed awkwardly into the boards after taking a cross-check to the lower back from Panthers defenseman Alex Petrovic, and he immediately left the ice surface in serious pain.

The team recalled forward Teuvo Teravainen from the Rockford IceHogs. The Hawks also assigned defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk to the IceHogs on a conditioning assignment, meaning that he's nearing a return to Chicago's lineup.

Stay tuned to NBC Chicago for more updates. 

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