Patrick Kane made his season debut with the Detroit Red Wings and just missed scoring a goal in an overtime loss to the San Jose Sharks. Kane, who had hip surgery six months ago, is aiming to become the third NHL player to successfully come back from the invasive procedure. His return is seen as a boost for the Red Wings' playoff hopes.

Why It Matters

Patrick Kane's return to the ice after hip surgery is significant as he aims to join a small group of NHL players who have successfully come back from the procedure. His presence on the Detroit Red Wings could have a positive impact on their chances of making the playoffs.

By the Numbers
  • Kane had a point-blank shot in front of the goalie that hit the left post in his season debut
  • He signed a prorated $2.75 million contract with the Red Wings for the rest of the season
  • Kane is aiming to become the third NHL player to successfully come back from hip resurfacing surgery
  • The procedure involves dislocating and trimming the upper end of the thighbone before capping and repositioning it
State of Play
  • Patrick Kane made his season debut with the Detroit Red Wings
  • He played on the first line at right wing alongside center Joe Veleno and former teammate Alex DeBrincat
  • Kane had multiple scoring opportunities in the game but was unable to find the back of the net
  • The Red Wings lost in overtime to the San Jose Sharks