Suspended forward Evander Kane placed on waiver by the San Jose Sharks
Assistant general manager Joe Will said on Sunday that Kane was put on waivers before his 21-game suspension ended for submitting a fake COVID-19 vaccination card. Kane was eligible to return to play Tuesday against New Jersey.
If Kane accepts the waivers, he is expected to appear at the AHL’s San Jose Barracuda on Tuesday. We don’t know when he’ll be ready to play.
Will, replacing while general manager Doug Wilson is on sick leave, said putting Kane on a waiver gives the team flexibility before determining what they want to do with Kane in the future.
Will said Kane is now fully vaccinated.
Kane, 30, has three seasons in a seven-year, $ 49 million contract. He’s with his third organization after being drafted and making his debut for Atlanta / Winnipeg, and a stint at Buffalo.
Last season, he had 22 goals and 27 assists in 56 games.
The vaccination issue is just one of the many issues that have hovered around Kane. At the time of the suspension, the NHL was also investigating allegations of domestic violence made by his ex-wife, Anna Kane, in a recent divorce petition. In announcing the 21-game suspension, the NHL said that “its simultaneous investigation into the allegations of domestic violence brought against Kane by his ex-wife, [Anna], could not be substantiated. “
Kane has been accused by Anna Kane of betting on NHL games, including her own games with the Sharks, which she claimed was intentionally seeking to influence the results to her advantage. The NHL investigated the allegations and cleared Kane, saying it had found no evidence that he had bet on hockey.
Amid the trouble, Kane – even before the suspension – was told by the Sharks not to show up for training camp.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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