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Sharks release Evander Kane

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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.

Evander Kane skates before a game (Photo by Evander Kane/Instagram)

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.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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