Patrick Kane missed Blackhawks practice Monday and Tuesday with "flulike symptoms." The team wouldn't elaborate, but flulike symptoms might consist of nausea, vomiting, chills, aches, weakness, diarrhea. What else could cause those? Maybe, just maybe, throwing down at a Chicago bar on Sunday.
We had heard whispers earlier in the week that Kaner's absence from practice might have had a more mischievous, alcoholic origin. And sure enough, photos emerge of Kane at a bar, wearing a Yankees cap and posing with women. The reader who sent them to us says they were taken late Sunday, after the Blackhawks returned from Phoenix.