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Kane to have surgery for wrist injury

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Patrick Kane has suffered a setback this summer. The winger suffered a left wrist injury during his offseason training in Buffalo and will require surgery.

"He will undergo surgery on Tuesday to repair a scaphoid fracture," head team physician Michael Terry said. "We anticipate a full recovery in 6-8 weeks and in time for training camp. We do not anticipate any long-term issues."

Kane, the Hawks' only point-per-game player this season, said his wrist was bothering him in the playoffs against the Vancouver Canucks, but tests at that time didn't reveal any fractures. It continued to bother him during his offseason training.

"I just got it checked it out; it was bothering me a little bit," said Kane, who had a brace on his left hand. "It was one of those things that was kind of bothering me for a while. Lifting and those sorts of things didn't help it.

"I was kind of hoping the doctors would tell me it's bruised or sprained or something, and you take a couple weeks off and that would be it. But they came back with the news and it was obviously shocking [Thursday]. At this time right now, I've grown to accept it and happy I'm getting it fixed."

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