NHL Rumors: Oilers Getting Evander Kane Back Ahead Of Schedule

Edmonton Oilers' Evander Kane has been sidelined for the majority of the season thus far after an accident that saw Pat Maroon slice Kane's wrist with his skate. Kane was expected to be out for four months, but the Oilers will likely be getting their top-six winger back ahead of schedule, per Kurt Leavins.

Kane has been travelling with the team and Leavins says he is less than three weeks away from returning to action. He could make his return on January 25 when the Oilers play the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Oilers have been missing Kane from their lineup. He was playing at nearly a point-per-game and adding goals not many other forwards on the team have been able to provide. He scored five goals and 13 points in 14 games to begin the season and the Oilers currently hold the second wildcard spot.

The Oilers are going to have to make some roster adjustments to fit Kane back in the lineup and one of Jesse Puljujarvi or Warren Foegele may be on the move very soon. When Kane was last playing games, Klim Kostin and Mattias Janmark were in the AHL. They were recalled once more cap space was freed up and both have earned their place in the NHL this season with Edmonton.

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