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NHL-National Hockey League roundup (Reuters)

Chicago center Patrick Kane confirmed Tuesday that he will return for the Blackhawks’ Western Conference playoff opener on Wednesday night against the Nashville Predators after missing seven weeks with a fractured clavicle. – – A mutual parting is expected between the San Jose Sharks and coach Todd McLellan, according to a report. The San Jose Mercury News reported that McLellan and the Sharks will sit down Wednesday to make a decision about the coach’s future with the team. – – Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty, the team’s leading scorer, probably will not play in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series against the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday, coach Michel Therrien said.