"I'm not really going to rush anything, we still have a lot of time. My goal is to be ready for the opening regular-season game. Obviously, you'd like to be back in training camp, but more importantly the date is Oct. 7 for our first regular season game." -- Patrick Kane
Kane, who was given a six-to-eight week recovery period following surgery July 19 to repair a scaphoid fracture in his left wrist, told The Fan 590 in Toronto on Tuesday that he is targeting Chicago's regular-season opener on Oct. 7 against the
"With the wrist injury all, I've really been able to do is kind of skate by myself," Kane told the station. "Not really with full equipment on, just kind of been skating with one hand out there. You still have to skate. That's kind of part of our job in the summer is to get ourselves ready any way we can. That's what I'm doing right now. Usually at this time of year I'd probably be skating with some of the (Buffalo) Sabres, whether it's just playing shinny or regular four-on-four games, which are always pretty fun to kind of help you get ready for the season. That's what I'd usually be doing but this summer has been a little bit different."