Patrick Kane, who had surgery on his wrist last month, says he is on pace to be back by the Chicago Blackhawks' season opener.
"I went to get it checked out [Monday] and everything seems to be checking right now, so good news," Kane told Toronto's Fan 590 AM on Tuesday. "I should be ready for the start of the season.
"All I've been able to do is skate by myself, not really with full equipment on," said the South Buffalo native, who added his wrist is still in a cast. "I've been skating with one hand out there, but you still have to skate. It's part of our job in the summer to get ourselves ready any way we can. That's what I'm doing. Usually at this time of year I'd be skating with some of the Sabres.
"I'm not going to rush anything. We still have a lot of time. My goal is to be ready for the opening regular-season game. Obviously, you'd like to be back in training camp, but more importantly, the day is Oct. 7 for our first regular-season game. That's the date I'm working for. No rush because things are going pretty well right now."