Blackhawks' Kane to have wrist surgery

Chicago Black Hawks forward Patrick Kane of Team Nicklas Lidstrom shoots during the NHL All-Star...

Chicago Black Hawks forward Patrick Kane of Team Nicklas Lidstrom shoots during the NHL All-Star hockey skills competition in Raleigh, North Carolina, January 29, 2011. (REUTERS/Ellen Ozier)

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, Last Updated: 5:46 PM ET

CHICAGO - Patrick Kane will need surgery after injuring his left wrist during an off-season workout.

He will go under the knife Tuesday to repair a scaphoid fracture, the Chicago Blackhawks announced Friday.

Recovery is expected to take up to eight weeks, so Kane should be back for training camp.

The 22-year-old forward had 27 goals and 46 assists in 73 games this past season.

The first pick of the 2007 draft, Kane scored the Stanley Cup-winning goal for the Blackhawks in 2010.

PENNER GETTING IN SHAPE

Left winger Dustin Penner, who made a slim contribution to the Los Angeles Kings this spring, is getting slimmer.

Penner has been a regular at the Kings training facility this summer and has lost 10 pounds. He is on an intense workout program designed by the Kings strength-and-conditioning staff.

Penner, 28, was listed at 6-foot-4 and 245 pounds this past season.

Acquired Feb. 28 from the Edmonton Oilers, Penner had just two goals and four assists in 19 games with the Kings and came under fire from general manager Dean Lombardi for his conditioning.

PANTHERS PICK SIGNS

Erik Gudbranson, drafted third overall in 2010 behind the heralded Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin, has agreed on an entry-level contract with Florida and is expected to contend for a spot on the Panthers roster next season.

"He is a big, strong, and mobile defenceman who has demonstrated tremendous work ethic, character and passion for the game," Panthers general manager Dale Tallon said Friday.

The 19-year-old played in all six of Florida's pre-season games last year but was sent back to Kingston of the Ontario Hockey League.

HAWKS SIGN ONE, ADD ONE

The Chicago Blackhawks Friday signed forward Michael Frolik and unrestricted free-agent defenceman Sami Lepisto. Frolik, 23, had three goals and six assists in 28 games with the Blackhawks last season after being acquired from Florida. He signed a three-deal worth a reported $7 million.

Lepisto, 26, had four goals and 12 assists in 70 games with the Phoenix Coyotes and Columbus Blue Jackets last season. He signed a one-year contract. There is speculation he could replace restricted free agent Chris Campoli on the Chicago defence. Campoli has an arbitration hearing set for Aug. 3.

EVERYWHERE A SIGN

The Winnipeg Jets have announced the signing of assistant coach Charlie Huddy, goaltending coach Wade Flaherty and video coach Tony Borgford ... The New Jersey Devils have signed Swedish defenceman Adam Larsson to a three-year, entry-level contract. Larsson was the fourth overall pick in last month's draft ... The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenceman Karl Alzner to a two-year contract. Alzner, 22, appeared in all 82 Caps games this past season and was a plus-14 ... The Carolina Hurricanes announced one-year, two-way deals with defenceman Bobby Sanguinetti and forward Brett Sutter. Sanguinetti, 23, had three goals and 12 assists in 31 games with Charlotte of the AHL, missing more than half the season with a hip injury. Sutter, 24, spent most of the season in Charlotte after coming over in a trade with Calgary ... The Montreal Canadiens have signed defenceman Frederic St. Denis to a one-year, two-way deal. He had five goals and 18 assists this past season with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL ... The Habs also made a minor-league deal with Anaheim, sending defenceman Mathieu Carle, 23, to the Ducks for defenceman Mark Mitera, 24.


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