Sharks’ Evander Kane has suspended 21 games for violating the NHL’s COVID-19 protocols
San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane has been banned from playing 21 games without pay for violating the NHL and NHLPA’s COVID-19 protocols, the league said on Monday. Kane, who hasn’t been eligible for the Sharks this season, won’t be appealing the decision, a source said The athlete.
He was absent from training camp while the league was investigating him on a possible attempt to falsify his COVID-19 vaccination status and an alleged domestic violence allegation made by his estranged wife, Anna Kane, of domestic violence. The NHL announced on Monday that the abuse allegations could not be substantiated.
Kane, 30, had previously been acquitted in the league investigation into allegations of playing NHL games. He will be eligible to return on November 30th when the Sharks visit New Jersey. A source confirmed The athlete that Kane’s salary does not count towards the upper limit and that he is not on the list during his suspension.
“I would like to apologize to my teammates, the San Jose Sharks organization and all Sharks fans for violating the NHL COVID protocols,” Kane said in a statement through the NHLPA. “I made a mistake that I sincerely regret and accept responsibility for. During my suspension, I will continue to participate in deliberations that will help me make better decisions in the future. When my suspension is over, I plan to participate great effort, determination and love for ice hockey. “
The sharks said in a statement: “While encouraged by Evander’s commitment to the future, we are extremely disappointed with his disregard for the health and safety protocols established by the NHL and the NHLPA. We will have Evander’s status prior to the completion of the NHL’s ordered ban.”
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