The Derrick Rose injury broke the hearts of Chicago Sports fan's last night but some assumed it was a matter of time. But the news of the night got worse when Chicago Blackhawks Super Star Winger was checked hard into the boards by Florida's Alex Petrovic and immediately hit the ice at the 7:49 mark of the first period resulting in what is being reported by multiple sources as a broken collarbone or clavicle and early reports are the NHL co-leader in points (64) could miss up to 10 weeks.
The 26 year old American born Kane was having his usual MVP caliber year, already with 27 goals and 37 assist. Chicago currently sits 4th in the Western Conference. With season long goaltending issues the loss of Patrick Kane will certainly have teams like Vancouver, Winnipeg and Los Angeles all with winning streaks on the line (Kings have won 8 in a row) on the Blackhawks heels. This is a very significant loss for Chicago as they will be an interesting team to watch in the coming weeks.
With most Fantasy Hockey Playoffs starting in a few weeks it's safe to drop Kane but wait for official conformation on his timetable by team officials before you pull the plug. Coach Joel Quenneville said the team would know more about the injury today.