Kane has CT scan scheduled for Tuesday

We will have to wait another day to find out how long Evander Kane will be out with a foot injury. According to the team, Kane is scheduled to have a CT scan on his left foot on Tuesday.

I would be surprised if the latest test does not reveal  a broken foot. He left the arena after last night’s game with a large walking boot (similar to the one Ilya Kovalchuk had earlier this season) and using crutches.

I’m no doctor, but I would imagine the location and the severity of the injury will determine how much time Kane misses.

He was having a decent rookie season with 25 points (14 goals, 11 assists).

This would be the third broken foot on the team this season with Kovalchuk and Mark Popovic all missed time with the injury. You could even add Boris Valabik’s broken ankle.

There is no Thrashers practice today after back-to-back weekend games. They are having video sessions in preparation for Tuesday’s game against Nashville.

43 comments Add your comment

Alan R.

March 8th, 2010
9:37 am

Hope Kane is alright.

After the lackluster play yesterday, I hope the guys come out ready to beat some Predators all across the ice.

sisu

March 8th, 2010
9:42 am

as beneficial as the schedule is this month it is also a lot of games to play in a short amount of time…hope the team bounces back soon. Wonder if White is taking Kane’s place?

StateBird

March 8th, 2010
9:58 am

I would say that Kane was having more than a “decent” rookie season. Beyond the points he plays with more consistent passion and effort than anybody on the team. It says something (un-good) that an 18 year old rookie is your best leader.

Russian

March 8th, 2010
10:00 am

NO WHite in Kane place. White and Slava have to sit in press box for rest of season.
I like to bring up Atri to 3-d line and let play Bolts in 4-th.
Predators game should be like this:
Berg-Antro-Little

Farel

March 8th, 2010
10:02 am

We are sure missing Kane’s energy. You are going to have to get the team fired up for our next game Chris. Hopefully we can get back to claiming our share of the points.

Smoothie

March 8th, 2010
10:02 am

We’re screwed without Evander Kane. There are 5 players at this point we cannot afford to be without: Moose, Kubina, Antro, Bergfors and Kane.

Why the hell was Todd White playing in PLACE OF Kane, he should’ve been on the 4th line with Marty & Thorbs. Arty would’ve made a lot more sense to keep that grinding, cycling, hard-checking mentality in place.

Good Lord they looked defeated out there from the start.

And why not at least practice the PP today after some video sessions? You can’t score on the PP if you don’t shoot when you’re open and / or the defense is scrambling, tired etc.

Fingers crossed for Kane, but I’m with C-Viv…this can’t turn out well.

Farel

March 8th, 2010
10:07 am

Yeah, Smoothie I feel your frustration with the PP. All this passing is driving me crazy. It has gotten so bad that teams don’t even look to defend the shot. Take the shot and let the chips fall where they may. You can’t get a rebound shot if the puck doesn’t leave someone’s stick. The part that really kills me is there isn’t one player on this team where you think he has no business taking an open shot.

timthebrave

March 8th, 2010
10:10 am

That was probably the worst hockey that I have seen all year by the Thrashers. Why should I care when half the team didn’t look like they cared? I know they were coming off a game the night before but that was pathetic. If that was my first hockey game it probably would have been my last. Lets get some fire back and make the playoffs. Go Thrashers

woody

March 8th, 2010
10:12 am

Playoffs? We’re not talking Playoffs… Playoffs? Are you kidding me?

The Story of the Thrash.

woody

March 8th, 2010
10:14 am

Yea, but we the beat the Islanders doesnt that make us good now.

J.B.

March 8th, 2010
10:16 am

Did y’all notice the Thrashers performance went from incredible to the lowest level of ’suck’ almost the instant Kane went down Saturday night? Helluva correlation if you ask me… I was at philips yesterday for the Carolina game and I want my damn money back for that pile of dog flop.

Savannah BluesFan

March 8th, 2010
10:17 am

And the Lord thy God said, “Thou shall not attempt a shot on goal on a Sunday!”. So it is said, so it shall be done.

Smoothie

March 8th, 2010
10:22 am

Farel – you said it. Can’t get rebounds without shots…that’s how you score more consistently on the PP. Do they really expect to get picture perfect looks or set-ups with all this mindless passing. But when they do shot, they always tip their hand by looking down for the wind up and slap shot. Quick wristers as you’re moving the D left to right as you skate are more effective because they are less predictable. And have we ever heard of passing to the post??? Christ Almighty this is elementary Hockey 101. WTF?

Pass me the barf bag please.

J.B.

March 8th, 2010
10:25 am

I don’t think any one of our shots yesterday came from anywhere closer than maybe 5 feet in from the blueline. These guys need to crash the net, crash the net again, and repeat about 40 more times a game. They score when they get in close! I’ve seen it! Looked like five Kovalchuks on the ice all 60 minutes yesterday AAAAAAGGHHHHH! SO damn frustrated right now…

MB

March 8th, 2010
10:26 am

Don’t know that I see the rest of this month’s schedule as all that beneficial, sisu.

Sure, 9 of the 13 games are at home, but it’s not like we’ve been all that dominant at Philips. More worrisome is the fact that 8 of the next 9 games are against teams ahead of us in the standings, and with the exception of Boston, each of the teams on the schedule this month has been playing at least as well as the T-Birds in their past 10 games.

Given the fact that we weren’t even able to bank a single point against supposedly lesser teams this weekend, I’m not all that enthused about running a gauntlet of teams battling for playoff positions.

drajax

March 8th, 2010
11:50 am

Why can’t this team get up for a big game? I’m so tired of the teams lackadaisical play. The team was FLAT again at such a key time in the season. No one was aggressive until the second period but the Carolina defense was able to hold on. It’s time to find a coach that can light a fire under these guys.

Old Time Hockey

March 8th, 2010
12:28 pm

Two consistent issues with this team are lack of shots from the point on power play, but even more important is getting the shots on net! Can’t get rebounds if you don’t shoot….can’t score if you don’t put it on net. Stop trying to pick a corner and take a hard low shot that gets through. THEN you look for a rebound. Watch Nick Lidstrom from the point. Every shot gets through. Might not be 100mph, but that doesn’t matter. The other big problem, with the defense again, is they let too many in close shots that are wide open. Seems like a bunch of 10-15 footers from the crease. Happened against the Islanders, but they survived. Doesn’t work with more talented offensive teams. I don’t want to see them using a trap, but try to keep the shots from the perimeter.

StateBird

March 8th, 2010
12:59 pm

OTH – Amen brother!

Sage of Bluesland

March 8th, 2010
1:17 pm

It’s Jeff Schultz’s fault!!!

Playoffs?! Hoo-boy!!

Mary Ann Hossa

March 8th, 2010
3:07 pm

THEY NEED TO PRACTICE…They look god awful.

Mary Ann Hossa

March 8th, 2010
3:15 pm

Kane has a couple of years to practive and increase his skills so Dip Wad can trade him.

Lee

March 8th, 2010
3:55 pm

Maybe the Thrashers have strong feelings about Jeff Shultz.

Hope Evander is okay. Boy, do we need him. We’re 1 point behind 9th places and 3 points behind 8th.

Brendan

March 8th, 2010
4:13 pm

Jeff Schultz is not about to write an item declaring that the Thrashers are a better team without Kovy, while being outscored 10-2, in their past two games, not against Washington and San Jose, but the rather middling Carolina and Tampa Bay.

Get well, Evander! I’d play Boulton now. Why not?

Doyle Hargraves

March 8th, 2010
7:10 pm

We don’t need to practice Randy

Jack

March 8th, 2010
7:25 pm

jeff Schultz has a problem righting anything positive abouth the thrashers, his imgnorance I am sure irritates all the players he covers

Mary Ann Hossa

March 8th, 2010
8:38 pm

Watching the Caps. I don’t think we want any piece of these boys in a playoff situation. Poor little Tobias Enstrom may have his head severed.

Brendan

March 8th, 2010
9:27 pm

Dallas has stormed back with three (3) 3rd period goals. They lead the Caps, 3-2.

Okay. Not any more. Ovechkin just scored the highlight goal of the night on Marty Turco. It’s 3-3.

Brendan

March 8th, 2010
9:36 pm

I think Jeff Schultz wants to see a team with an identity. (It has been 10 years. It shouldn’t take that long to develop one.) I think Jeff Schultz wants to see an organization with accountability to fans. (Has that ever really happened? Maybe he does just have an ax to grind against them. But I think, in the end, if the team performs well, he has no choice but to write about how well things are going. Schultz can’t fabricate results. The results are what they are. And will be what they will be. If the Thrashers make the playoffs, but Schultz article says, “Another 4 and out beat down is on its way,” then I definitely think he’s failed to address that the organization did make a serious step forward this seasons, for playoffs were not expected or projected by the 5 major hockey websites. If the Thrashers make the playoffs, with the logjam of teams fighting for spot #8, they deserve credit for it. The Thrashers could have firesold the team, moving Kubina, Armstrong, Moose, Finny, even attempting to move players with time remaining, like Hainsey or Reasoner.

Brendan

March 8th, 2010
9:39 pm

Stars-Capitals are in the shootout.

Jack

March 8th, 2010
9:40 pm

Great game tonight, not here comes the shootout. Go Stars

Jack

March 8th, 2010
9:46 pm

Stars WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

Brendan

March 8th, 2010
9:47 pm

Stars win. I don’t know how many times Dallas has overcome a 2-0 deficit headed into the 3rd period, but tonight they did. It’s a 4-3, shootout win for Dallas.

Ward

March 8th, 2010
9:59 pm

Sundays game was a poor showing…looked like ice capades with all the skating and no hitting/shooting/scoring. The team needs an emotional, skilled leader on the ice……….Kovy did not ever fill the bill. Who can be captain and stimulate the players? April has a bear of a schedule…and if we don’t get “excited” in March we will be hosting the Devils and our previous captain with nothing but pride at stake….

Brendan

March 9th, 2010
8:48 am

Viv, did Kane have his CT scan yet? Or is it scheduled for later on today?

MB

March 9th, 2010
9:48 am

I wonder, Ward. Personally, I think Kovy might be too up and down emotionally to be strong captain material, but you can’t ignore the turnaround both he and the team experienced when he was given the C last season. That continued into the beginning of this season, then all of the sudden Kovy tanked it and the team followed right along as we moved towards December and January.

As for who should take it next? Knowing little about the locker room personas of each guy, my early favorite is Peverley. He’s a guy who definitely went through the struggle of trying to make it in the NHL and once given the opportunity, it’s fair to say he’s made the most of it. He’s among the leaders in the offensive categories, responsible defensively, and typically busts tail whenever he’s on ice. Plus, he further showed his commitment to the organization when, imho, he gave the ASG boys a home-town discount with his contract extension.

April’s schedule is tough, no doubt, but as I mentioned earlier, March isn’t exactly a cakewalk, and we did ourselves no favors failing to secure even a point against Tampa and Carolina. Eight of our next nine are against teams fighting for playoff positions, so yeah, we need to get REAL “excited” for the games this month or our boys will be watching the playoffs instead of participating.

Brendan

March 9th, 2010
9:56 am

MB, my best guess is that Marty Reasoner will be made Captain. He still has a year left on his deal, and he’s rather NHL experienced. I think he’d make a fine Captain.

woody

March 9th, 2010
10:00 am

Hey Jack,

“jeff Schultz has a problem righting anything positive abouth the thrashers, his imgnorance I am sure irritates all the players he covers”

Ignorance huh….how about your spelling of writing “righting”.
“Imgnorance” I’m sure was just a typo.

puckhead

March 9th, 2010
11:10 am

Media, writers, and reporters go where the wins are – win and everyone at the AJC will change their tune. As a Ga Tech fan our football press changed with winning. It will change when the Thrashers become consistent winners and don’t go in the tank like Saturday and Sunday.

Jeremy

March 9th, 2010
11:22 am

Bergie is great. 6 goals and 1 ass in 8 games :-)

Jack

March 9th, 2010
11:39 am

Next time I will send a message I will first send it to Woddy so he can fulfill his dream as a English teacher.

Jack

March 9th, 2010
11:41 am

puckhead I agree with you, now hopefully we can remove Hewitt and have a coach that can both recruit and coach

puckhead

March 9th, 2010
12:57 pm

Lee

March 9th, 2010
3:04 pm

It’s a shame that negative people waste their time “writing a blog” about the thrashers when they don’t give a crap. If you don’t care DON’T WRITE!