So what else can Evander Kane be investigated for?
On top of Anna Kane’s allegations that her estranged husband sexually assaulted and battered her during their marriage, Elliotte Friedman noted today that the NHL is also investigating the San Jose Sharks star for “allegations of inappropriate behaviour potentially jeopardizing the health and safety of Club members.”
This investigation, per Friedman, involves a possible violation of NHL COVID protocols.
Curtis Pashelka of The Mercury News noted the discrepancy between the original NHL press release on Sept. 22 (that did not mention a health violation investigation) and more recent changes to the press release. The league has reverted the press release back to its original form.
Did the NHL edit its initial news release about E. Kane when it cleared him of gambling allegations? You tell me.
The first photo is of the last 3 paragraphs of the email that was sent out at 3:34 p.m. (PT) on Sept 22. The second is of the news release as it now reads online pic.twitter.com/VPEacizMai
— Curtis Pashelka (@CurtisPashelka) September 28, 2021
San Jose Sharks head coach Bob Boughner declined comment today about the league’s latest Kane investigation. Kane, pending the results of these investigations, will not be participating in Sharks training camp.
San Jose Hockey Now is awaiting comment from the San Jose Sharks.
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Around the NHL…
This was beyond ugly:
Am I surprised? No. This is still a huge issue in this game. Can’t wait to hear this punishment, a lot on the line for the future of this game. https://t.co/DX86RzbeCJ
— Anthony Duclair (@aduclair10) September 27, 2021
Jalen Smereck has announced he is taking a personal leave of absence and won’t return to the UHL until Andrey Denyskin is removed from the league. (Sportsnet)
Smereck also talked to Ken Campbell. (Hockey Unfiltered)
Mackenzie Blackwood, Tyler Bertuzzi, Travis Hamonic, and Zac Rinaldo are, at the moment, the only known NHL’ers who are unvaccinated. (NHL)
Jack Eichel — placed on the IR too — remains a member of the Buffalo Sabres.
Jack Eichel has been stripped of the captaincy of the @BuffaloSabres
— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) September 23, 2021
Eichel has made it clear he’s willing to go anywhere to facilitate a trade. One of 1/2 doz teams involved tell me a trade is doable as long as the @BuffaloSabres are willing to add “conditional” clauses around how he performs after surgery. ie .. games played, scoring etc.
— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) September 24, 2021
Devils prospect Nikita Popugayev retires at 23 to pursue a career as an Instagram influencer. (Championat)
Rule 59 enforcement could drive a scoring spike. (TSN)
Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon on the Jesperi Kotkaniemi offer sheet, losing Dougie Hamilton, and sports betting. (The Athletic)
Three burning questions for the Boston Bruins:
Nazem Kadri wants to “move on” from the hit that cost the Colorado Avalanche:
Eight takeaways from Detroit Red Wings camp:
Sergei Bobrovsky ready to put last year’s ending with the Florida Panthers in rear view:
With Semyon Varlamov’s status unknown, Ilya Sorokin may be called upon by New York Islanders:
Philadelphia Flyers‘ Oskar Lindblom remains cancer-free, is back to normal fitness levels.
Pittsburgh Penguins‘ training camp winners and losers:
With Hamonic out, it’s ultimately the Vancouver Canucks who are the “victims”:
Peyton Krebs tries to make his case to break camp with the Vegas Golden Knights.
Ilya Samsonov ready to raise the bar with Washington Capitals.
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