Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/28/11

Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane will play in Wednesday's contest against the Los Angeles Kings despite dealing with strep throat, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The Stanley Cup hero has been dealing with the illness since Christmas Eve, although he did play in Monday's 4-1 triumph over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

"I think the worst is over now," Kane told the newspaper. "(I'll) just try to get through it tonight, I guess."

The top overall pick of the 2007 draft, Kane has collected nine goals, 25 assists and 28 penalty minutes this season.

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