Patrick Kane Close to Return For Blackhawks

BlackhawksCHICAGO (AP) –Center Brad Richards is ready to go.

Same for defenseman Kimmo Timonen.

And superstar forward Patrick Kane isn’t far behind.

Not only does Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville expect his star right wing to play in Chicago’s opening-round playoff series against the Predators, Kane might be ready for Wednesday night’s opener in Nashville.

“Absolutely in the series,” Quenneville said about Kane’s return from a broken collarbone that has kept him out of the Blackhawks’ final 21 games of the regular season.

“When? We’ll have a better indication after tomorrow’s practice.”

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