Patrick Kane injured in Blackhawks win over the Blues, the latest on Zach Parise, Cam Fowler, Dustin Brown, Rich Peverley, Raffi Torres, Luke Schenn, an update on the NHL playoff standings and more.

Patrick Kane could miss 3 weeks to an apparent knee injury.

Patrick Kane could miss 3 weeks to an apparent knee injury.

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: The Blackhawks 4-0 shutout of the St. Louis Blues was marred by an apparent knee injury suffered by superstar Patrick Kane. He is expected to miss “about” three weeks.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Sounds like he should be back for the start of the playoffs. It’ll be interesting to see how the ‘Hawks adjust to his absence. 

NOTE: Games involving Canadian NHL teams are recapped in “Canadian Corner”.

CBC.CA: An updated listing of the playoff standings.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: One of my readers suggested a Soapbox article explaining how the new playoff format works. You can find a link from CBC explaining the breakdown here

BOSTON GLOBE: Ten reasons why the Boston Bruins have won 10 straight games.

STARTRIBUNE.COM: Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise isn’t expected a warm welcome from Devils fans. He makes his return to New Jersey to play against his former club for the first time since departing via free agency two years ago.

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler is out three-to-five weeks with a sprained knee ligament.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: That’s a significant blow to the Ducks blueline. Fowler’s truly come into his own as a top-two NHL defenseman. 

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Kings captain Dustin Brown (lower-body injury) hopes to return to the lineup for tonight’s game against the Capitals.

DALLAS MORNING NEWS: Stars forward Rich Peverley underwent successful heart surgery Tuesday in Cleveland and is expected to return to Dallas today.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Peverley’s season is over and it remains to be seen what effect this will have on his playing career.

DETROIT NEWS: Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson is out four-to-six weeks recovering from surgery on a broken left finger.

CSNBAYAREA.COM: Raffi Torres (knee) has been sidelined since March 8 and has no timetable for his return. Rookie Tomas Hertl (knee surgery) is skating with his Sharks’ teammates but is by no means close to a return to action.

PHILLY.COM: Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn has played 422 NHL regular season games but has yet to appear in a playoff game.

THE BUFFALO NEWS: Sabres forward Tyler Ennis and Syracuse basketball star Tyler Ennis talk about sharing the same name.

NBC SPORTS: The San Jose Sharks recently made a wish come true for a teenager with a heart condition. They signed him to a one-day contract, giving him the opportunity to skate with the club in practice and join the team in a recent pre-game skate.

SPECTOR’ S NOTE: Missed this one yesterday.  Classy move by the Sharks. 

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One Response to NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – March 20, 2014

  1. SmielmaN says:

    Terrible injury for the Hawks to deal with. Kane is such an amazing impact player. I own 5 Hawks in my hockey pool (not Kane tho) so I guess my boys Hossa and Sharp will get some more ice time. Good for me as I’m clinging to a 24 pt lead.

    My guess is NJ will cheer him to start but boo by the end. I wouldn’t be too happy if I was a fan of theirs. I know it’s a business and whatever but he was their captain.

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