By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Two days after Doug Wilson announced he was taking a temporary leave, interim GM Joe Will has made his first transaction. The San Jose Sharks have released winger Evander Kane.
He will now go through the waiver process. If he is not claimed by 2 pm on Monday, he will go through the waiver process.
Kane was suspended by the NHL in October for 21 games. He is eligible to be activated off of the suspension list on November 30th.
“Over the past few weeks, we have been discussing Evander’s return to San Jose,” Kane’s agent, Don Milstein, said in a statement. “We were not surprised by the Sharks’ decision to put him on waivers and, if he does clear, he will report to the Barracuda. Evander is looking forward to resuming his NHL career this season.”
Kane was suspended for using fake COVID-19 vaccine cards. He was eligible to return on Tuesday against the New Jersey Devils.
He was in the third year of a seven-year, $49 million deal that he had signed with the team. He claimed at the time that he wanted to spend the rest of his career with the Sharks.
San Jose is willing to eat part of his salary in a trade. But at this time, it is unknown if there are any takers.© 2007-2022 The Capital Sports Report. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcasted, rewritten, or redistributed.