Patrick Kane misses practice due to illness, doesn’t play vs. Canucks

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Patrick Kane hasn’t missed a game since 2015. | Paul Vernon/AP Photo

Patrick Kane was sick and didn’t play against the Canucks on Wednesday in Vancouver.

The star forward missed practice in the afternoon and officially was listed as questionable before the game.

Andreas Martinsen skated in Kane’s place on the second line with Brandon Saad and Artem Anisimov during practice, but Chris Kunitz took his spot during the game.

Kane, who turns 30 on Nov. 19, hasn’t missed a regular-season game since suffering a collarbone injury at the end of the 2014-15 season. He returned for Game 1 of the postseason that year and helped lead the Blackhawks to the Stanley Cup.

He has rattled off 258 consecutive regular-season appearances since then.

The winger leads the NHL with 11 goals and 58 shots on goal through 12 games this season. He also leads the Blackhawks with 18 points.

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