Evander Kane of the San Jose Sharks has been suspended 21 games for violating NHL COVID-19 protocol. The 30-year-old left wing was not with the Sharks during training camp and did not play in a 4-3 season-opening win against the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday. He is eligible to return against the New Jersey Devils on Nov. 30. The NHL and NHL Players’ Association on Sept. 1 agreed to COVID-19 protocol for the 2021-22 season.
“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. “I made a mistake, one I sincerely regret and take responsibility for. During my suspension, I will continue to participate in counseling to help me make better decisions in the future. When my suspension is over, I plan to return to the ice with great effort, determination, and love for the game of hockey”
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Evander Kane of the Sharks has been suspended 21 games for violating NHL COVID-19 protocol.https://t.co/h2mexpUwem
— NHL.com (@NHLdotcom) October 18, 2021
BREAKING: The NHL has suspended San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane for 21 games for submitting a fake COVID-19 vaccination card.
The league also says it couldn’t substantiate claims of sexual and physical abuse made against Kane by his estranged wife.
— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) October 18, 2021