Evander Kane (knee) is progressing ahead of schedule, according to coach Paul Maurice.
"Evander Kane is progressing quite well to the point where we have an expectation that in the next few days, he'll be back on IR skates," said Winnipeg's bench boss. "It's what we call them, non-main-group skates so nobody runs into a guy. But he'll be back on the ice, we think, sometime this weekend and after that, it's as much about strength and healing time and things like that so that's kind of positive news about him." An exact timetable for his return isn't known, but it looks like it will be at some point in November because a return next week may be wishful thinking.