Patrick Kane hurt in opening minute

Updated: December 6, 2010, 9:47 AM ET
By Jesse Rogers | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane did not return to Sunday's 4-2 win over the Calgary Flames after limping off the ice with a leg injury just 46 seconds into the contest at the United Center.

Kane will be re-evaluated on Monday, and Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said after the game that he didn't believe Kane's injury was serious.

"He's probably going to be out for a little bit," Quenneville said. "He's doing OK right now.

"It's not real serious. I'll go to that extent."

Kane was spinning away from a check near the boards and fell awkwardly as Flames defenseman Cory Sarich moved to check him.

Kane was favoring his left leg and needed help off the ice and into the dressing room.

"I think he'll be all right," Jonathan Toews said. "We found a way to win tonight. If we have to do that in the future without Kane, well, it is what it is. We've found a way to play without some of our top players like Soupy [Brian Campbell] and Hoss [Marian Hossa]. I guess we don't have a choice, now we might have to do it without Kaner."

Since joining the Blackhawks in 2007 after being chosen with the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft, Kane has missed only two games. He sat out twice in January 2009 because of an ankle injury.

Jesse Rogers covers the Blackhawks for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000. Information from the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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