Evander Kane is one step closer to a comeback after his nasty wrist cut, as he could return to play with the Edmonton Oilers on January 19 or 21.
At least that's what TSN reported on Tuesday.
Kane was cut by the skate of Patrick Maroon on November 8 in a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. He had been operated on the same day to treat the injury. His recovery period was then estimated at three or four months. He stepped on the skates for the first time on Dec. 3.
After racking up antics off the rink during his time with the San Jose Sharks, Kane seems to have pulled himself together since his retirement. joined the Oilers. He notably scored 13 goals and 15 playoff appearances last spring. Then, he started the current campaign with five goals and 13 points in 14 games.
In addition, the Oilers recalled the defenseman Quebecer Vincent Desharnais.
Desharnais, 26, has never skated in a National Hockey League (NHL) game. Drafted in the seventh round by the Oilers in 2016, he is 6'6″ tall.
The Laval resident mainly stood out last year with the Bakersfield Condors, totaling five goals and 27 points in 66 met. This year, he has been an accomplice to two goals in 13 games.
The Oilers will try to avoid a third straight loss on Wednesday by visiting the Anaheim Ducks.