NHL Rumors: Evander Kane - Under Investigation, Down to One or Two Teams, and the Grievance Process
NHL Investigating Kane

Elliotte Friedman: (thread) “Hearing NHL has actually alerted groups it is examining procedure of Evander Kane crossing border from United States into Canada on Dec. 29.

Kane evaluated favorable for COVID on Dec. 21, and flew to Vancouver on the 29th. In termination notification from SJ, it was declared he did not have correct medical clearance. NHL is now doing complete examination.

This will likely avoid a Kane finalizing in the short-term, as groups wait for the outcomes.”

Down to a couple of groups for Kane?

Kevin Weekes: Have been informed that it seems down 2 groups free of charge representative Evander Kane.

Shawn Simpson: Sounds like Evander Kane has actually signed a one-year handle the Edmonton Oilers for $1.5 million. Before any suspension is bied far, he requires to be under an NHL agreement.

  • Dustin Nielson: “Hearing a bit of push back on this, the drama continues. Sit tight.”

Emily Kaplan: From a long time group executive on Monday night stated it’s “a matter of when, not if, Evander Kane gets another NHL chance”

“He has too much talent & it will be a cheap contract. There’s enough GMs who think their room is strong enough to take him on”

Greg Wyshynski: “There are going to be a couple dozen teams that view him as toxic. The rest will weigh his impact on their locker room and/or believe *their* leadership/management will be able to keep him out of trouble. Because he scores goals, you see.”

Joe Haggerty: Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy stated the other day that he hasn’t spoken at GM Don Sweeney about the possibility of including Evander Kane.

The complaint procedure might take weeks

TSN: The complaint procedure for Evander Kane will take a couple of weeks regardless of it being accelerated according to Chris Johnston. The NHL and NHLPA are all right with Kane finalizing elsewhere while awaiting the complaint hearing.

“But it could get interesting after the grievance hearing is held with arbitrator Richard Levie because he’ll have a decision, perhaps he upholds that contract termination, but he could do something like put Evander Kane back with the San Jose Sharks this coming summer, or perhaps even have the Sharks top up any salary difference he has in future years. That situation will play out on a separate basis to this decision around where he plays next.”


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