Evander Kane LW BUF 2 Months

Coach Paul Maurice confirmed that Kane missed Thursday's practice due to an existing injury he's been nursing all season, Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.

Kane was banished to the press box for Tuesday's game in his hometown of Vancouver due to a violation of team rules, but his health now seems to be the greater concern for fantasy owners rather than any further disciplinary actions. The winger has elected to bypass surgery on the nagging injury to this time, but it may have reached the point where the pain was too much to bear. He was reevaluated by team physicians Thursday, and the results of that examination are expected to be revealed Friday. It may be worthwhile to prepare for a potential long-term absence for Kane, who has tallied 10 goals and 12 assists over 37 games this season.

Evander Kane LW BUF 2 Months

Kane was absent from Thursday's practice, Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.

Kane was scratched for Tuesday's game in Vancouver after violating a team rule, so his absence from Thursday's practice suggests he might have been placed under some sort of team-imposed suspension. The Jets have declined to discuss much regarding Kane's situation, but it's clear the enigmatic winger seems to be grating on the organization. It wouldn't be a surprise if a trade is engineered prior to the deadline.

Evander Kane LW BUF 2 Months

Kane was a healthy scratch for Tuesday's game against the Canucks because he violated the Jets' team dress code, Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.

Kane reportedly arrived at Winnipeg's rink for a midday team meeting in sweats rather than a suit. As a result, he was a healthy scratch for Tuesday's game against Vancouver. Tuesday marked the second time Jets coach Paul Maurice has made Kane a healthy scratch for disciplinary reasons. If Kane can accept that he made a mistake and is willing to move on, he'll likely be back in Winnipeg's lineup when they take on Chicago on Friday. However, it has long been rumored that Kane wants out of Winnipeg. If Kane is upset, he could very well elect to end his season prematurely in order to have surgery on an undisclosed injury he's been playing through for much of the season. If Kane does decide to shut it down for the year, it's hard to imagine a scenario in which the Jets' don't try to trade the talented 23-year-old winger prior to the team's 2015-2016 campaign.

Evander Kane LW BUF 2 Months

Kane will be a healthy scratch for Tuesday's game against the Canucks, Jon Abbott of TSN 1040 Radio reports.

It's a stern message from coach Paul Maurice, as Kane was undoubtedly looking forward to playing in front of his hometown crowd in Vancouver. Instead, it appears his sloppy play that has yielded a minus-7 rating over the past three games will earn him a trip to the press box, but the demotion isn't expected to last beyond Tuesday.

Evander Kane LW BUF 2 Months

Kane assisted on all three Winnipeg goals in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Penguins.

Can't pin this one on Kane, who also went plus-2 on the evening. He continues his post-injury surge, having racked up seven points in eight games after missing time with a lower-body ailment.

Evander Kane LW BUF 2 Months

Kane has been hot since returning to action on Jan. 10, netting three goals in his last four games alone.

Kane carried a three-game goal-scoring streak into Friday's contest against the Blackhawks. Although Kane wasn't able to extend the streak to four games, his recent production is certainly promising, and his stock appears to be on the rise. His recent goal-scoring success is even more promising when considering that Kane still isn't 100 percent recovered from the lower body injury that kept him out of action for almost two weeks. If Kane continues to produce offensively, he may make a push for increased ice time going forward.

Evander Kane LW BUF 2 Months

Kane potted a goal, attempted four shots and picked up two PIM in Tuesday's 8-2 win over the Panthers.

Though Kane acknowledged earlier in the day Tuesday that he's not 100 percent recovered from the lower-body injury that sidelined him for about two weeks, it hasn't shown in his play. In his three games since returning to action, Kane has notched two goals, 13 shot attempts, six PIM and 10 hits. Even while he remains relegated to a third-line role, Kane still offers plenty of all-around value in mid-sized or deeper leagues.

Evander Kane LW BUF 2 Months

Though Kane was able to suit up for both of the Jets' games over the weekend, he acknowledged that he isn't 100 percent healthy yet, Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

After sustaining a lower-body injury in late December, Kane was projected to be out until February, but ended up returning to action three weeks ahead of schedule. With that in mind, it's no surprise that he's not feeling completely recovered from the injury, but it hasn't appeared to be too limiting thus far. Over his two games since returning, he's potted a goal while attempting nine shots. He'll continue to play regularly despite his less-than-optimal health.

Evander Kane LW BUF 3 Months

Kane scored his seventh goal of the season and collected four PIM in Sunday's loss to the Ducks.

Kane has a goal and nine shots on goal in two games since returning from a lower-body injury. The 23-year-old now has seven goals and 16 points in 28 games on the season, to go with 50 PIM. While he's currently skating on the third line, it won't be long before he's back in the Winnipeg's top-six. He'll play a key role for the surging Jets, as they look to make a second-half playoff push. While he isn't having the best season, he's looked good since returning from injury, so if he keeps it up, Kane is definitely worth a look.

Evander Kane LW BUF 3 Months

Coach Paul Maurice confirmed that Kane (lower body) would be activated from IR and suit up Saturday against the Kings, Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.

The Jets initially projected Kane to be sidelined through the end of the month, but he'll beat that return timetable by three weeks. He was a full participant during the Jets' morning session Saturday, skating alongside Adam Lowry and Matt Halischuk on the third line. The winger's return should give the Jets a needed offensive boost in their bottom six.