-- Those wondering about the health of Chicago Blackhawks
forward Patrick Kane
will probably have to wait until Tuesday for an update about the lower-body injury he suffered early in Sunday's game against Calgary.
The Blackhawks were off on Monday and the organization didn't put out an official health status update. The Hawks did announce they sent rookie forward Jeremy Morin
back to Rockford of the American Hockey League for the second time this season, in what might be a salary cap-related move.
Morin, who was acquired from Atlanta in a trade that sent Dustin Byfuglien
and three others to the Thrashers, has played in five games with Chicago and has a plus-2 rating to go with six shots on goal. Morin, 19, led the IceHogs with 6 goals at the time of his most recent call-up last week.
Morin or others from Rockford might get recalled prior to Wednesday's game against Dallas, as the Hawks map out a plan to deal with Kane's injury along with injuries to Marian Hossa
and Fernando Pisani
When asked on Sunday night if Kane's injury would be a matter of weeks instead of days, Hawks coach Joel Quenneville
declined to specify, saying the injury "wasn't serious," but would require Kane to be out for "a little bit."
The Hawks will get back to work with a practice on Tuesday, when Quenneville is expected to give a clearer picture of how long Kane will be out. Kane, the No.1 pick in the 2007 Entry Draft, is currently Chicago's second-leading scorer with 11 goals and 27 points.