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- Emily Kaplan is ESPN’s national NHL reporter.
The San Jose Sharks occupy positioned forward Evander Kane on waivers on Sunday and belief to ship him to the AHL if he’s now now not claimed by but any other team. Kane’s 21-recreation suspension for submitting a fraudulent vaccination card is determined to expire after the Sharks play the Blackhawks on Sunday evening.
Kane has also switched brokers now now not too lengthy previously. The winger now represented by Dan Milstein of Gold Necessary particular person Sports actions, Milstein confirmed to ESPN on Sunday. In response to sources, Milstein is looking out other teams on Kane’s behalf, making an strive to help facilitate a trade for his novel client. Sources utter ESPN that the Sharks are prepared to defend some of Kane’s $7 million annual salary, but this can even silent be a worthy market. Milstein declined to comment on any trade talks.
The Sharks teach that Kane is now fully vaccinated. If Kane clears waivers, he’s anticipated to list to the San Jose Barracuda of the AHL on Tuesday. It’s unsafe when Kane will have the capability to play, assistant GM Joe Will suggested newshounds on Sunday.
Will, filling in while traditional supervisor Doug Wilson is on scientific leave, mentioned that striking Kane on waivers supplies the team flexibility sooner than figuring out what it wants to produce with Kane going forward.
Kane, 30, is three seasons correct into a $49 million, seven-Twelve months contract. He’s with his third organization after being drafted by and debuting with Atlanta/Winnipeg, and a stint in Buffalo. Final season, he had 22 desires and 27 assists in 56 video games.
On the time of Kane’s suspension, the NHL used to be also investigating allegations of home assault made by his estranged wife, Anna Kane, in a recent divorce filing. In announcing the 21-recreation suspension, the NHL mentioned that “its concurrent investigation into allegations of home abuse made in opposition to Kane by his estranged wife, [Anna], can even now now not be substantiated.”
Kane also used to be accused by Anna Kane of making a wager on NHL video games, collectively with his hang video games with the Sharks, whose outcomes she claimed he deliberately sought to persuade for his back. The NHL investigated the claims and cleared Kane, pronouncing it discovered no evidence that he wager on hockey.
Amid the investigations, Kane — even sooner than the suspension — used to be suggested by the Sharks now to now not list to practicing camp. Sources utter ESPN that a whole lot of gamers in the Sharks locker room produce now now not favor Kane to return to the team. Kane did now now not word with the team or occupy interaction with teammates at the capability all thru his 21-recreation suspension.