Patrick Kane skates with Blackhawks

Updated: December 15, 2010, 11:46 PM ET
By Jesse Rogers | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane was back on the ice Wednesday for the first time since suffering a lower body injury on Dec. 7.

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."

Fernando Pisani also practiced with the team for the first time since suffering an upper-body injury against the Anaheim Ducks on Nov. 26. Pisani won't play against the Avalanche.

"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."

Dave Bolland will return to the lineup Wednesday after missing Monday's contest with an upper body ailment. Marian Hossa did not practice after skating on Monday and Tuesday.

Corey Crawford will start in goal for the Hawks.

Jesse Rogers covers the Blackhawks for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000.

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