Sharks’ Evander Kane Suspended 21 Games After Violating NHL’s COVID-19 Protocol

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The National Hockey League announced today that San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane has been suspended for 21 regular-season games, without pay, for an established violation of, and lack of compliance with, the NHL/NHLPA COVID-19 Protocol. Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the forfeited pay goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

Kane will not be eligible to play prior to San Jose’s game on Nov. 30 (at New Jersey Devils).

The specific violation was not stated, however, it was recently reported that Kane was under investigation for using a fake COVID vaccination card.

The National Hockey League also announced today that its concurrent investigation into allegations of domestic abuse made against Kane by his estranged wife, Deanna, could not be substantiated.

There will be no further comment.

The NHL dismissed an investigation on Kane after his wife accused him of betting on games that he played in.

Kane issued an apology through the NHLPA early Monday evening.

The San Jose Sharks also released a statement Monday evening.

Multiple Sharks players have stated they do not want Kane on the roster. The 30-year-old did not participate in training camp.

By Harrison Brown

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