Evander Kane Has Wrist Cut By Skate Blade


A scary incident occurred in the Edmonton Oilers and Tampa Bay Lightning game on Tuesday night. Oilers forward Evander Kane fell to the ice and was apparently cut by a skate blade of Lightning’s left winger Pat Maroon.

Kane fell to the ice four minutes into the second period and as he was trying to get his footing a number of players came near to try and play a loose puck.

Lightning forward Patrick Maroon’s skate accidentally cut Kane on his left wrist. Kane remained on the ice for a brief moment, before jumping up and quickly skating to the ice.

According to Oilers Nation, Maroon, as well as players on the ice and from both benches, immediately signaled towards the Oilers training staff. The play was blown dead and paramedics joined Kane and the Oilers’ staff down the tunnel.

On the broadcast, Sportsnet’s Gene Principe said he was down the tunnel 15 feet away from where Kane came in and said the player was yelling “Help! Help! Help!”

Initial reports out of Tampa indicate that Kane has been taken to a local hospital and is in stable condition.

We will update this post as information becomes available.

UPDATED: Wednesday, 9:30 AM

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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10 Responses to Evander Kane Has Wrist Cut By Skate Blade

  1. Jonathan says:

    Scary. Praying and hoping for the best for Evander.

    • Jon Sorensen says:

      Roger that, Jonathan. One of the biggest fears in the sport.

      • KimRB says:

        Any skate cut can be dangerous. Too many blood vessels in the human body that can be severed, and players are essentially wearing a pair of Ginsu knives on their feet. I can remember former Caps Richard Zednik and Clint Malarchuk receiving severe neck lacerations back in the day.
        Get well Evander.

  2. novafyre says:

    Tampa General Hospital is highest rated in Tampa area and is visible from Amalie. (Also Bolts sponsor.) So getting Kane necessary care should have been quick. Hope it was.

    Trivia: Dave Randorf who is calling the game for TNT is the Bolts’ version of Joe B.

  3. Scottlew73 says:

    Hate to say but Don Cherry said years back modern hockey glove “cuffs are way to short! Maybe Pa needs to tell thier members to wear some form of cut proof material around wrists if your not going to wear long cuff gloves or were not paying insurance for injury!!

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