It’s “Showtime” on Broadway. Almost.
The Rangers landed their second big-name winger ahead of the NHL trade deadline, trading for Blackhawks star Patrick Kane on Tuesday. There were rumors and reports about a deal sending Kane to New York for over a week, but it finally came to fruition.
Kane, 34, skated in 54 games this season with Chicago. He registered 16 goals and 29 assists, good for 45 points which ranked second on the team behind only Max Domi.
The Rangers play their first game following the trade on Wednesday against the Flyers. Will Kane be available to play? Here’s the latest on his status.
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Is Patrick Kane playing vs. Flyers tonight?
No. Rangers fans will have to wait a little longer to see Kane in action.
NYR announced Patrick Kane will make his debut Thursday vs OTT at MSG
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) March 1, 2023
Patrick Kane will make his Rangers debut at MSG on Thursday. With travel logistics, Chris Drury said the Rangers felt it best to let him come to New York, get situated, and play Thursday rather than making his debut in Philadelphia tomorrow.
— Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) March 1, 2023
Initially, Frank Seravalli of DailyFaceoff speculated that Kane could make his debut in Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Breaking: It’s Showtime.
Sources tell @DailyFaceoff: #NYR expected to acquire Patrick Kane for 2023 2nd Rd Pick (can become a 1st) and a 4th Rd Pick. #NYR and #Blackhawks plan to conduct 3-team trade call tonight.
Possible Kane makes #NYR debut Wed in Philadelphia vs. #Flyers. pic.twitter.com/GsNeQlk48E
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) February 28, 2023
The Rangers aren’t rushing Kane onto the ice. Instead, choosing a home crowd on Thursday for his debut.
Rangers vs. Flyers start time
- Date: Wednesday, March 1
- Time: 7 p.m. ET | p.m. PT
Rangers vs. Flyers will start at 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 1.
The game will be played at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
What channel is Rangers vs. Flyers on?
- Date: Wednesday, March 1
- TV channel: TNT
Kane could have made his Rangers debut on national TV, as their Wednesday-night contest is on TNT.
Brendan Burke, Darren Pang and Jackie Redmond are the TNT team on the call for the game.
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