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Jets' Kane has foot surgery, aiming for camp

by Connor Mellas /

Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane underwent surgery to remove pressure from a nerve in his left foot Thursday.

"Kind of have to let that rest for about three to four weeks," Kane told the Jets website. "Then hopefully start getting back on the ice pretty soon here, and that way I can stop feeling like I'm a house hockey player and kind of get back to being the player that I know I can be, so I'm looking forward to that."

Kane, 22, recorded 17 goals, 16 assists, and 33 points for the Jets in the 2012-13 season, playing in all 48 games.

"Fortunately, I'll be able to work out off the ice in terms of some upper-body stuff, but I won't be able to do any lower-body until about three or four weeks from now," Kane said. "When that happens, get back doing some leg press and some lower-body exercises and getting back on the ice first and foremost is going to be fun for me."

The left wing finished the season with a wrist injury in addition to the nerve damage in his foot, with the latter issue eventually requiring surgery. Kane also has been sidelined by foot and knee issues.

"We thought we might need another surgery, but fortunately we didn't, and that was a good thing," Kane said. "Once we got my leg figured out and what was really wrong with it, we were able to go in and get that fixed.

"Hopefully by the time training camp rolls around I'll be 100 percent."

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