Patrick Kane Reveals Injuries He Played Through During Tenure With Rangers

New York Rangers' Patrick Kane has been playing through a lower-body injury for most of the season, according to recent reports.

Although he is unsure whether he will need surgery or not, he hopes to have a better understanding of his injury by the end of the week.

Kane praised the Rangers' training staff for their support in managing his injury since he joined the team in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks on February 28th, which saw defenseman Andy Wellinski and two draft picks go the other way.

Despite playing injured, Kane was still able to put up impressive numbers, scoring five goals and 12 points in 19 regular season games and contributing a goal and six points in seven playoff games.

Over the course of last season, he recorded a total of 21 goals and 57 points in 73 games split between the Blackhawks and Rangers.

Kane's current eight-year, $84 million contract has expired, and he will become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

While he has expressed interest in returning to the Rangers on a one-year deal, this decision may depend on his health status and contract negotiations.

Given his age and injury history, he may need to take a pay cut if he wants to sign with a contender. Regardless of his future plans, Kane's incredible achievements and contributions to the sport of hockey are sure to be remembered for years to come. Photo Credit:  Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports