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Blackhawks place Kane on long-term IR; Teravainen joins club

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Blackhawks have placed forward Patrick Kane on long-term injured reserve because of a leg injury.

Kane was hurt during Wednesday's game against St. Louis. The Blackhawks did not reveal the severity of the injury, but it is believed to be a knee issue that could keep the star sidelined until the playoffs.

The move to long-term IR clears the way for the Blackhawks to activate forward Teuvo Teravainen, who has joined the team after completing his season with Jokerit in Finland.

Teravainen was selected by Chicago with the 18th overall pick of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. The 19-year-old had nine goals and 35 assists for a team-best 44 points in 49 games with Jokerit.

The Blackhawks also recalled forward Jeremy Morin from the club's American Hockey League affiliate in Rockford. Morin posted 24 goals and 23 assists for 47 points in 47 games at Rockford. He has also appeared in 15 games for the Blackhawks this season and has a goal with four assists.

Kane leads the Blackhawks with 69 points in 69 games, having recorded 29 goals with 40 assists.

03/21 11:08:30 ET