Edmonton Oilers forward Evander Kane will miss three to four months after being cut on the left wrist by a skate blade Tuesday night.

Evander Kane : Wrist | Injury Update | Injury video

Evander Frank Kane is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who plays for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Evander Kane : Wrist | Injury Update | Injury video

Born August 2, 1991 (age 31)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada   
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Left wing
Shoots Left

He has previously played for the Atlanta Thrashers, Winnipeg Jets, Buffalo Sabres, and San Jose Sharks.

Kane was selected fourth overall by the Thrashers in the first round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Internationally, Kane received gold medals as a member of Team Canada at the 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and 2009 World Junior Championships.

Evander Kane Wrist 

Edmonton Oilers winger Evander Kane was taken to hospital and underwent a procedure after a skate cut his wrist during the second period of Tuesday’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the team announced.

Evander Kane : Wrist | Injury Update | Injury video

Kane was bleeding heavily and immediately left the ice after being clipped by Lightning forward Patrick Maroon.

The 31-year-old released the following statement Wednesday morning:

Evander Kane : Wrist | Injury Update | Injury video

Head coach Jay Woodcroft said Kane was on the minds of all Oilers following the 3-2 win.

“Everyone on our team, within our organization, and probably most people in Edmonton are thinking about Evander Kane,” Woodcroft said. “When an accident like that happens on the ice, that’s where our first thought is.

“It’s never fun to see one of your teammates in that kind of position, but shout out to the great medical staff we have within our organization and the people here at the arena that were quick to respond and make sure he was OK.”

Maroon also offered his support to Kane after the game.

Evander Kane : Wrist | Injury Update | Injury video

“That’s a scary situation,” Maroon said, according to Lightning insider Erik Erlendsson. “I hope he’s okay. When you look down, you see that much blood, you know that there’s something wrong. It’s obviously not normal. So obviously, the boys are really worried about him. We’re all thinking of Evander.”

Evander Kane Injury Update 

Edmonton Oilers forward Evander Kane will miss three to four months after being cut on the left wrist by a skate blade Tuesday night, the team said Wednesday.

Kane got tangled with Lightning defenseman Philippe Myers just inside the Edmonton defensive zone and while on the ice was cut by Tampa Bay forward Pat Maroon’s skate blade 3:27 into the second period.

Kane grabbed the lacerated area with his right hand and rushed to the bench before heading for the locker room. He was taken to the hospital for surgery.

Evander Kane : Wrist | Injury Update | Injury video

“You cringe when you see that,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. “It was tough to see. Hopefully he’s going to be OK because you know, hockey, you battle against each other. It’s a war (but) we’re still a family.”

Kane tweeted Wednesday morning that he was on the mend and thanked the medical staffs who treated him.

The team said Kane would go on long-term injured reserve, and that Mattias Janmark and Klim Kostin were being recalled from the American Hockey League.

Injury video 

The Oilers said Kane was in stable condition and scheduled to undergo a procedure on Tuesday night.

“The news that I’ve received so far, it’s very limited, is that he’s in a good spot,” Edmonton coach Jay Woodcroft said. “He’s getting well taken care of.”

The freak accident happened during a Tuesday night game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Kane had been taken to the ice and a number of players came towards him battling for a loose puck. Incidentally, the skate of Bolts forward Pat Maroon sliced Kane across the wrist.

“Obviously last night was an extremely scary moment for me and I’m still in a little bit of shock,” Kane said in a statement released via his Twitter account. “I would like to thank the entire training staff of the Edmonton Oilers and Tampa Bay Lightning, along with all the doctors and paramedics who rushed to help treat and repair my injury.

“Without all of you, I know things would’ve been much worse and I’m sincerely grateful.”

By Rishabh

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