Patrick Kane thinks that his stint in Switzerland will be a benefit to him going into the shortened season.
"I think it's going to be big for me," Kane said. "Before I came back, I played eight games in 10 days, or something like that. At one point, it was five in five nights. It was really good for my conditioning and skating and everything, and you're playing on a bigger ice. I'm glad I did it. It was a good experience, and hopefully it'll help during the season." Kane had 13 goals and 23 points in 20 Swiss games. Look for him to be about a point-per-game player in 2013.