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Kane was expected to miss up to three weeks after he spun away from a check and fell awkwardly along the boards against the Calgary Flames. He has been ruled out of Wednesday's game against the Colorado Avalanche but said he could play on Friday when the Hawks host Detroit.
"I'm feeling pretty good," Kane said after practice on Wednesday. "I'll try to get a good team practice in on Thursday but overall, today, I felt pretty good."
Kane, who has 11 goals and 16 assists, is believed to have twisted his ankle when he fell.
"Friday is a possibility," he said. "Just have to see how I am in practice and on Friday in the pregame skate and hopefully I can make a decision by then."
"It's kind of day-by-day," he said. "It's an injury that takes time. I'm just focusing on getting better every day now and its coming along pretty good."
Corey Crawford will start in goal for the Hawks.
Jesse Rogers covers the Blackhawks for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000.
Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane was back on the ice Wednesday for the first time since suffering a lower body injury on Dec. 7.