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Report: Patrick Kane requires at least 1 more month of rehab

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It appears Patrick Kane will be on the sidelines for a little while longer.

The offseason's biggest unsigned free agent will need at least one more month of rehab as he continues to recover from hip resurfacing surgery, reports TSN's Darren Dreger.

Kane underwent the procedure June 1 and was given a recovery timeline of four-to-six months. He'll hit the four-month mark Oct. 1.

His agent, Pat Brisson, said in July that he's in "no rush" to sign a new contract. However, the Buffalo Sabres - Kane's hometown team - are among the interested parties, per Dreger.

The three-time Stanley Cup champion put up 21 goals and 57 points in 73 contests with the Chicago Blackhawks and New York Rangers last season. That 0.78 point-per-game rate was the lowest clip of his career, but Kane erupted for 26 goals and 92 points in 2021-22.

Kane last lifted Lord Stanley's Mug in 2015. He's amassed 451 goals and 1,237 points in 1,180 career regular-season games, as well as 138 points in 143 playoff contests.

The 34-year-old won the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2013.

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