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Report: 'Considerable concern' about the severity of Evander Kane's lower-body injury

Jerome Miron / USA TODAY Sports

After just three first period shifts, 23-year-old Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane left his club's season opening game against the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night with a lower-body injury. 

Based on what TSN's Bob McKenzie is reporting, the injury could keep Kane off of the ice long-term:

Though controversy has swirled around him in recent years, Kane is still a burgeoning power forward and an elite volume shooter with undeniable superstar upside. If his injury is as significant as Jets brass apparently fear, this could be a significant loss for Winnipeg. 

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