According to Curtis Pashelka of The Mercury News, the San Jose Sharks are placing forward Evander Kane on waivers.
If Kane clears waivers, which he most likely will, he’ll be assigned to the San Jose Barracuda in the American Hockey League, which was earlier described as a possibility by Elliotte Friedman.
Kane’s 21-game suspension for violating the NHLPA’s COVID protocol by submitting a false vaccination card ends tomorrow, and Kane has yet to skate or practice with the team, although it was reported last week that he was at the practice facility prior to the team.
Kane, 30, had 22 goals and 49 points through 56 games played last season, leading the team in goals and points. This is the first stint in the AHL throughout his entire career.
According to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, an Eastern-Conference team has shown considerable interest in dealing for Kane. It’s confirmed to not be the New York Rangers, but there is an Eastern team in the hunt, which is something to keep an eye out for.
The Sharks are expected to hold practice tomorrow morning in San Jose, so we can expect to get more updates surrounding what is going on at that time.