January 17, 2022

Sharks place suspended ahead Kane on waivers

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks have positioned ahead Evander Kane on waivers and plan to ship him to the AHL if he is not claimed by one other staff.

Assistant normal supervisor Joe Will mentioned Sunday that Kane has been positioned on waivers earlier than his 21-game suspension for submitting a faux COVID-19 vaccination card ends. Kane was eligible to return to play Tuesday towards New Jersey.

If Kane clears waivers, he’s anticipated to report back to the San Jose Barracuda of the AHL on Tuesday. It’s unsure when he might be able to play.

Will, filling in whereas normal supervisor Doug Wilson is on medical depart, mentioned placing Kane on waivers offers the staff flexibility earlier than figuring out what they wish to do with Kane going ahead.

Will mentioned Kane is now totally vaccinated.

Kane, 30, is three seasons right into a $49 million, seven-year contract. He is together with his third group after being drafted by and debuting with Atlanta/Winnipeg, and a stint in Buffalo.

Final season, he had 22 objectives and 27 assists in 56 video games.

The vaccination subject is only one of many who has hovered round Kane. On the time of the suspension, the NHL was additionally investigating allegations of home assault made by his estranged spouse, Anna Kane, in a current divorce submitting. In asserting the 21-game suspension, the NHL mentioned that “its concurrent investigation into allegations of home abuse made towards Kane by his estranged spouse, [Anna], couldn’t be substantiated.”

Kane was accused by Anna Kane of betting on NHL video games, together with his personal video games with the Sharks, whose outcomes she claimed he deliberately sought to affect for his profit. The NHL investigated the claims and cleared Kane, saying it discovered no proof that he wager on hockey.

Amid the problems, Kane — even earlier than the suspension — was informed by the Sharks to not report back to coaching camp.

The Related Press contributed to this report.