CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks will be without forward Patrick Kane on Monday night against the Nashville Predators.
Kane is out indefinitely with a lower back strain and has not practiced since Dec. 15 against the Los Angeles Kings.
He had not practiced for six straight days when he went down with the injury against the Kings on Dec. 18.
The Blackhawks announced the injury Wednesday.
The team had been hoping to get him back for a Sunday night game against the Minnesota Wild.