Kane will miss Friday's game to attend his grandfather's funeral.
Kane found out about his grandfather Donald's death just before the Blackhawks' 5-3 victory over the Kings that night. He went on to record two goals and an assist, pointing to the sky after his first goal of the night to honor his grandfather. Friday is the Blackhawks last game before the Olympic break, so up next for Kane is Sochi with Team USA. Look for him to be back on the ice with the Blackhawks on February 27 in New York.
Kane was more than adequate in his first game at center under Joel Quenneville.
Sounds like Kane might stick at center. He scored 27 goals and 73 points in 73 games for the Blackhawks last season. Expect similar production this season even though he is still recovering from offseason surgery.