Jets' Evander Kane (lower body) out at least two weeks

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Jets' Evander Kane to miss at least two weeks
Sunday October 12th, 2014

Jets left winger Evander Kane will be out at least two weeks with a lower body injury, Winnipeg head coach Paul Maurice said Sunday

Kane will be re-evaluated in two weeks, Maurice said, and will monitored on a week-to-week basis after that.

Maurice said he was initially fearful the injury was more serious. "To be quite honest with you, it's actually better news than I was expecting," he said.

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Kane was injured during the first period of Winnipeg's season opener against the Coyotes. He played only 1:24 before he collided with a teammate and was forced from the game. 

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Kane, 23, scored 41 points last season, the seventh-most on the Jets. He scored 30 goals as a 20-year-old in 2011-12.

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