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No Regrets By Evander Kane For His Recent Remarks

from Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News,

Sharks forward Evander Kane said Monday he wouldn’t take back critical comments he made regarding how officials handled an altercation in an emotionally charged Sept. 29 preseason game that preceded his three-game suspension by the NHL.

Following the exhibition game against the host Vegas Golden Knights, Kane condemned the way lineman Kiel Murchison handled an altercation late in the third period between himself and defenseman Deryk Engelland, saying in part, “Talk about abuse of an official? How about abuse of a player? It’s an absolute joke.”

Asked Monday if he thought the punishment was fair, Kane said, “I’m sure you guys have heard my comments about it after the game. I stand by what I said.”

During the altercation with Engelland, Kane inadvertently slashed Murchison when he retaliated to a cross check by Engelland. Murchison then left Engelland’s side to grab the front of Kane’s jersey.

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Video- Brian Burke on The Evander Kane Suspension

via Sportsnet,

Jeff Marek and Brian Burke discuss why San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane received a three game suspension for abuse of an official.

 

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Evander Kane Suspended Three Games

NEW YORK (Oct. 1, 2019) – San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane has been suspended for three games, without pay, for violating Rule 40.4 (Physical Abuse of Officials) during NHL Preseason Game No. 105 in Las Vegas on Sunday, Sept. 29, the National Hockey League announced today.

The incident occurred at 12:51 of the third period. Kane was assessed a game misconduct for abuse of officials.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Kane will forfeit $112,903.23. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

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Video- Did Evander Kane Shove A Linesman?

from TSN,

San Jose Sharks forward  was ejected from the team’s final preseason game against the Vegas Golden Knights for an abuse of officials infraction.

The incident occurred at the 12:51 mark of the third period when Kane became involved in an altercation with Golden Knights defenceman .  Linesman Kiel Murchison separated the two players and knocked Kane to the ice in the process, as the two got up, Kane appeared to shove Murchison in the chest.

Kane was assessed a 10-minute misconduct and a game misconduct on the play. Pending league review, Kane could face an automatic 10-game suspension under Rule 40.2, Physical Abuse of Officials.

After the game, Kane said there is a difference in the way he is treated compared to other players on the ice when it comes to scrums and gave his side of the incident with the linesman.

"I get kicked out of the game for getting jumped from behind by the referee," Kane said....

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Evander Kane On Racism

from Marcus White of NBCSports Bay Area,

After a fan told Sharks winger Evander Kane to "stick to basketball" in an Instagram comment, the 28-year-old took to the platform to criticize hockey's blind eye to racism.

Kane, who is black, wrote that another fan had "shouted" that to him at Denver's Pepsi Center during Game 4 of San Jose's Stanley Cup playoff second-round series with the Colorado Avalanche.

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Thoughts Go Out To Evander Kane And His Family

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Video- Evander Kane vs. Zdeno Chara

Blow-by-blow brought to you by Jack Edwards.

 

 

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Videos- Evander Kane Was A Bit Feisty Last Night

via Paul Gackle of the Mercury News,

With the game tied 2-2 in the third, Kane tried to slip around Nick Bjugstad in the neutral zone, but his stick caught the Panthers forward in the face as he tried to swing it past his head. Bjugstad wiped blood from his nose, drawing a double-minor penalty that produced a pair of power play goals just nine seconds apart against the Sharks seventh-ranked penalty kill.

“It’s a tough play,” Kane said. “You don’t mean to high stick a guy, you’re just trying to get around him. I don’t know if he was really cut there.”

DeBoer pointed out that he lacked a “CSI kit” on the bench to test the veracity of Kane’s claim, but he isn’t blaming the power forward for the loss.

“You feel for Kaner,” the Sharks coach said. “It’s not an undisciplined penalty. He chips the puck by the guy and catches him with his stick. At that point we need a big kill, we need a big save, and we didn’t get either.”

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Video- Spend The Night On The Ice With Evander Kane

Against the Buffalo Sabres.

 

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Morning Line- Evander Kane

"There was always a lot of potential with our teams in Buffalo and we had a lot of young talent that, for some reason, just couldn't put it all together. We didn't get off to good starts and we kind of took the wind out of our own sails early in the year and it made for some long seasons.

"It was tough to be a part of those losing seasons, but I did have a lot of fun with the group of guys we had."

-Evander Kane of the San Jose Sharks.  Mike G. Morreale of NHL.com has more.  The Sabres face the Sharks in San Jose tonight.

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Video- Spend The Day With Evander Kane

Nine minutes to watch.

 

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Afternoon Line- Eric Duhatschek

Even though teams have gradually figured out that these types of contracts make no sense in the long term, they negotiate them anyway because the competition for high-end talent is so desperate that if you can get a player for the cost of his salary, some team somewhere is going to swallow hard and offer up the dollars needed to get the deal done. There were early mixed reviews about the Kane signing, largely for that reason. Here is a player who has just completed his ninth NHL season and has a career high of 57 points (in 74 games with the 2011-12 Winnipeg Jets). Injuries have derailed Kane at different times in his career but this season, he got into 78 games and managed 54 points. After spending time with the Sharks in the first and second round, it became pretty clear though that this would be the eventual outcome.

-Eric Duhatschek of The Athletic where you can read more (paid subscription) on Kane, injury disclosures, Colin Miller and Marc-Andre Fleury.

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Evander Kane Re-Signing Is Official

SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilsonannounced today that the club has re-signed Forward Evander Kane (@evanderkane_9) to a seven-year contract extension. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"At only 26 years old, Evander has established himself as one of hockey's true power forwards and an impact player," said Wilson. "We think his abilities mesh perfectly with our group of skilled, young players and veteran leaders. It's extremely heartening to have Evander join a trend of elite players who have chosen to remain in San Jose. It speaks volumes as to how players view this organization and further illustrates the continued commitment to our fans by our owner Hasso Plattner."

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About The San Jose Sharks Signing Evander Kane

from Paul Gackle of the Mercury News,

According to multiple reports, the team is close to finalizing a contract with free-agent-to-be Evander Kane. The deal, expected to pay $49 million over seven years, is another step in the passing of the torch from Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau to a new generation of players.

While the longterm commitment to Kane is raising eyebrows because of the forward’s checkered past, it’s a deal the Sharks absolutely need to make.

The Sharks are attempting to pull off an extaordinarily difficult trick in the NHL’s salary-cap era: transition from one core to another while maintaining status as perennial Stanley Cup contender. It’s difficult to replace all-star players such as Thornton and Marleau without falling down.

But the Sharks managed to capitalize on a market inefficiency related to Kane. His questionable reputation enabled them to get him for a bargain price at the trade deadline — a first round pick, a fourth-round pick, and Danny O’Regan. With this contract, they’ve essentially replaced Marleau with a player 12 years younger and not much more expensive (less than $350,000) than Marleau was in the final year of his contract with the Sharks.

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A Seven-Year Contract For Evander Kane In San Jose

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Video- One Game Suspension For Evander Kane

Cross-checking.

 

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Video- DoPS Hearing Today For Evander Kane

 

 

Below, Kane on the hit.

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All Is Well With Evander Kane In San Jose

from Paul Gackle of the Mercury News,

Kane’s coaches and teammates are only saying good things about him. The fanbase is hoping the team re-signs him to a longterm contract when he enters unrestricted free agency on July 1. Kane, meanwhile, insists that he has grown up since he developed a reputation for being hockey’s bad boy early in his career.

“Do I see this as an opportunity to be viewed in a different light? Absolutely,” Kane said. “I haven’t lost or forgotten where I came from. I just think that most people don’t know my story.”

Kane’s relationship to hockey is stereotypically Canadian even though he lacked a stereotypically Canadian upbringing. The 26-year-old’s love affair with the sport is tied to his relationship with his father, Perry Kane, who devoted most of his adult life to molding his son into a professional hockey player, an opportunity that eluded him as a black Canadian growing up in the 1970s.

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Video- A 4 Goal Night For Evander Kane

San Jose beat Calgary 7-4.

Kane now has 25 goals for the season.

 

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Evander Kane On His Way To San Jose

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The Asking Price For Evander Kane

from TSN,

As he was talking about the asking price for big scorers like van Riemsdyk to Montreal's TSN Radio 690 on Tuesday, TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger revised what he reported last Friday regarding Buffalo's asking price for winger Evander Kane.

"If Buffalo gets a first (round pick), a prospect, a roster player and a conditional pick - which I was corrected on, frankly after I wrote that on Friday, they want a roster player in addition to the other three assets - for Evander Kane, a pending unrestricted free agent. If they get all that, or there's a belief they get all that, imagine what the Leafs might get for JVR, Bozak, Komarov or all three..." he said. "...but the 'own rental' philosophy is probably more likely given the Toronto Maple Leafs' position in the standings."

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The Expected Trade Return For Evander Kane

from Damien Cox of Sportsnet,

With the 26-year-old winger and his expiring contract almost certain to be moved as a rental by the Sabres before next month’s deadline, it’s unlikely he will fetch as much as some, particularly traditionalists who embrace the concept of a power forward, would imagine.

A first round pick? Maybe, but not in the top 10. A top prospect? Perhaps, but no more. a package something like Pittsburgh gave up for Phil Kessel (basically prospect Kasperi Kapanen, a late first rounder and a third rounder)? That sounds about right, although it doesn’t take into account the enormous cap savings the Maple Leafs got out of that deal, which is really what they were after....

Some teams, given Kane’s baggage, history of scrapes with the law and troubles with teammates, wouldn’t touch him in a deal. The latest controversy came Wednesday when he had a rather unpleasant exchange with teammate Justin Falk during practice. An upset Falk could be heard yelling things like “selfish” after the two were separated.

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How Does Oliver Ekman-Larsson Or Evander Kane Sound For The Islanders?

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

For years there has been clamor ignored by Snow to acquire a running mate suitable for Tavares, a sure-shot Hart contender. And the Islanders do have the assets necessary to acquire Buffalo pending free agent winger Evander Kane, who is having the second-best season of his career and is likely going to be the hottest commodity on the rental market.

Coincidentally (or not), the 26-year-old Kane’s best season came in 2011-12, when he was on the final season of his first contract. Good news for the team that gets him now, perhaps not such good news for the team that signs him next July to a lucrative long-term deal.

But the Islanders and Tavares might not need Kane....

So this may not be the time or place for Kane. Rather, this is probably exactly the time for Snow to load up a package for Arizona’s estimable defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson, whose contract at $5 million per runs through next season and will be the object of a wild bidding war once the 26-year-old lets Coyotes personnel know he’s unlikely to re-up for more wandering through the desert....

It will cost any team to get OEL, and it could cost the Islanders either Josh Ho-Sang or Anthony Beauvillier, perhaps Brock Nelson, maybe Ryan Pulock or Scott Mayfield, and probably one of the two first-rounders (their own plus Calgary’s) they own in the 2018 draft. The price will be high, but it would be worthwhile.

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Afternoon Line- Evander Kane

"I want to prove that I'm an elite player in this league. You can't just do it for one year, you've got to continue to do it year after year."

-Evander Kane of the Buffalo Sabres.  Jourdon LaBarber of Sabres.com has more on Kane.

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Afternoon Line- Darren Dreger On Evander Kane

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What About Evander Kane To The Vancouver Canucks?

from Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province,

Can a polarizing left-winger with a scoring touch and checkered past be part of the Vancouver Canucks’ rebuild?

The answers: Absolutely and absolutely not.

Mention the possibility of acquiring 25-year-old Evander Kane in a trade with the Buffalo Sabres, who have a new general manager and are still looking to land an established defenceman like Chris Tanev, Jake Muzzin or Alec Martinez from the Los Angeles Kings, and debate in this market understandably rages like a wildfire.

The Sabres and Kings are open to doing business with new men at the GM helm — Jason Botterill and Rob Blake, respectively — but what about the Canucks? They have in the past expressed an interest in Kane and he might be worth another look.

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What To Do With Evander Kane?

from Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News,

Three months after nobody wanted him, with the NHL trade deadline approaching, Kane’s value has reached an all-time high. He’s performing like the dominant player Tim Murray envisioned when he traded for him two years ago. Rest assured several teams would take him off the Sabres’ hands before Wednesday....

The disparity between the Sabres’ demands and bids they receive is likely too wide to complete a deal, but you never know. Murray holds Kane in high regard after making him the central figure in the blockbuster to acquire him from Winnipeg. But it also would be a disservice to the Sabres for him to overvalue Kane without considering all variables.

Murray should listen to offers. Wayne Gretzky was traded in 1988 after leading the Oilers to their fourth Stanley Cup in five years. It’s not as if Kane is untouchable. The same is true for any player, including Jack Eichel. If Murray can improve his team for the foreseeable future, he should pull the trigger. It makes for a tricky situation.

Kane has scored 21 goals over the past 36 games, including 20 at even strength. He’s been one of the NHL’s best forwards in recent months. Effort is not an issue. The guy plays hard even when he’s not playing well. Kane’s simple style and knack for finding soft spots in defensive coverage complements Eichel and fills a need.

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What Will The Buffalo Sabres Do With Evander Kane?

from Brayton J. Wilson of WGR 550,

"I still think there's a little bit of a wait and see attitude [in Buffalo]," ESPN's Craig Custance said with Howard Simon and Jeremy White on Friday morning. "I'm not sure if anyone is sure of what direction the Sabres are going to go. They're in the same position as a lot of teams are, especially in the [Eastern Conference]. You wanna give your team as much of a chance heading into the deadline to actually make a little bit of a run and make things interesting."

Perhaps the most intriguing name the Sabres have on the trading block is forward Evander Kane.

Kane, 25, has set himself up to put up some productive numbers by the season's end. In 43 games this season, Kane already has 16 goals and is on pace to finish the season with 26 goals.

While the Sabres acquired Kane from the Winnipeg Jets two years ago, his name has been on the trade market for quite some time now.

"His name has been out there for quite some time," TSN's Darren Dreger said with Andrew Peters and Martin Biron on The Instigators on Friday. "It depends on when you get to [Sabres general manager] Tim Murray as to whether or not he's legitimately in play. I think that applies right now."

Kane has one year remaining on his contract after this season, and carries an average annual value of $5.25 million. 

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Morning Line- Evander Kane

 "It must be a joke floating around the league: You score two goals against the Buffalo Sabres and you're going to win the hockey game."

 "We've got to have more guys that want to be a difference maker, want to have the puck on their stick.  We've got to be harder to play against."

-Evander Kane of the Buffalo Sabres after a 4-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Mike Harrinton of hte Buffalo News has more and game highlights are below.

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Video- Evander Kane Back In Buffalo’s Lineup Tonight

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Video- Cracked Ribs For Evander Kane

 

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Video- Evander Kane Injured, Taken To Hospital

 

 

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Stuff Happens So Says Evander Kane

from John Vogl of the Buffalo News,

As the Buffalo Sabres arrived for training camp Thursday, only one player faced questions about a criminal case.

Despite that fact, Evander Kane shrugged off his legal problems as merely something that happens to athletes.

“These situations are what they are,” Kane said in KeyBank Center. “They happen to athletes or people in a position such as myself. Those are things you just have to deal with and kind of come with the territory. In saying that, you have to be a little more aware and kind of put yourself on a higher pedestal than you maybe think you are.

“Off the ice, these things unfortunately happen more often than not. They’re only becoming more and more relevant every day if you look around the other sports. For me, it’s just trying to stay out of that kind of stuff, kind of picking my spots better.”

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NHL.com’s ‘30 in 30’ series examines the Buffalo Sabres today

From NHL.com's Joe Yerdon:

NHL.com is providing in-depth roster, prospect and fantasy analysis for each of its 30 teams throughout August. Today, the Buffalo Sabres.

After five straight seasons out of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and three seasons of rebuilding, the Buffalo Sabres have set their sights on qualifying for the 2017 postseason.

The Sabres had 81 points last season, 27 more than in 2014-15, when they had the worst record in the NHL. Although that put them seventh in the Atlantic Division, they were 12 points behind the Detroit Red Wings for a playoff berth.

Buffalo has moved onto the path to success in its rebuild but must now take the next step. To help do that, the Sabres made two big additions during the offseason.

Forward Kyle Okposo, who had 22 goals and 42 assists with the New York Islanders last season, signed a seven-year contract reportedley worth $42 million as a free agent on July 1. He will join a lineup that included skilled forwards Ryan O'Reilly, Jack Eichel, Sam Reinhart and Evander Kane. Those four combined for 193 points as four of Buffalo's top five scorers; O'Reilly led with 60 (21 goals).

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What Should Tim Murray Do With Evander Kane?

from Bucky Gleson of the Buffalo News,

Murray could keep Kane and hope he cleans up his act, but that’s ignoring an unsettling past followed him from Winnipeg to Buffalo. He could trade Kane, but that means getting little in return. Teams aren’t lining up for a $6 million forward who embarrassed two organizations multiple times. They could stuff him in Rochester, but what would that solve?

If they keep him, Buffalo runs the risk of him landing in more trouble, or worse trouble, and further embarrassing the organization. Clearly, the Sabres were conflicted Tuesday after wishing Kane a happy birthday via Twitter, deleting the preset Tweet presumably after followers complained, and posting an edited version.

What are the rules for a company sending along birthday wishes to an employee a day after he was arraigned? I’m not sure, but I’m certain it would have been avoided if Kane didn’t put himself in another precarious position. There’s no telling what the future holds.

Kane-to-Vancouver trade rumors, which had been flying for weeks, sounded like a viable solution. Kane would get an opportunity to play for his hometown team and be surrounded by family and friends. The Canucks would get a good player who would provide a much-needed boost for a team in transition.

The Sabres wouldn’t get full value for Kane in any swap, but there would be benefits to making a deal.

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The Legal Battles Facing Evander Kane

from Matt Gryta of the Buffalo News,

Hours after Buffalo Sabre Evander Kane pleaded not guilty Monday to charges linked to an alleged June incident at a Chippewa Street bar, his lawyers confirmed he’s been sued by a woman who alleges he assaulted her in December. They said Kane is about to countersue the woman for false claims.

Paul J. Cambria Jr. and his partner, James T. Scime, said the State Supreme Court suit will be served on Rachel Kuechle and her lawyers within a week or two.

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Would Evander Kane Be A Fit In Vancouver?

from Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province,

Make a play for Kane, and many believe he can’t and won’t change his off-ice demeanour. At one point Monday, a TSN 1040 poll showed 56 per cent of 700 respondents didn’t want the Canucks to make a trade pitch. Then again, make a play and others will point to an exciting 30-goal winger with a palatable contract of two more years at a $5.2-million-US annual cap hit ($6 million in actual salary). The Canucks have also had past interest in Kane.

Canucks general manager Jim Benning wants to add a proven scorer with grit to take the pressure off Sven Baertschi. With $3.4 million in cap space, there are safer and cheaper routes to travel in free agency, but the Canucks need to take a hard look at travelling the bold road. Trying to win and getting younger at the same time is a conundrum. For everything Kane has done wrong off the ice, he could be the right answer on it. He could help fill those empty Rogers Arena seats, and help propel the Canucks back to the playoffs.

Kane is better than the 20 goals he had in 65 games last season, in 21 minutes of average ice time, because he was shut down with an upper-body injury in March. He has imposing speed and his 6-2, 204-pound frame allows him to drive wide around defenders and unleash a good shot. If he develops a better net presence, and a better two-way game because he was a minus-14, another 30-goal season like the one he had in 2011-12 with Winnipeg should be attainable.

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Report- Evander Kane Arrested On Misdemeanor Charges

from Lou Michel, Jane Kwiatkowski Radlich and Dan Herbeck of the Buffalo News,

Three Buffalo Police detectives were seen meeting Kane outside the Central Booking Bureau in City Court around 11 a.m.. They put handcuffs on Kane and accompanied him into the City Court building. Kane turned and walked away from a Buffalo News reporter when she asked them if he had any comment.

Although Kane voluntarily turned himself in to police, he still proclaims his innocence and plans to fight the charges, his attorney, Paul J. Cambria, told The News.

“Without a doubt, he plans to defend himself against these charges,” Cambria said....

Sources familiar with the case told The News Kane will face one count of misdemeanor criminal trespass – for allegedly refusing to leave the bar.

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Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane was charged with criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and harassment today in connection with an incident at a downtown Buffalo bar last month.

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Evander Kane Facing Non-Criminal Harassment Charges

from Lou Michel of the Buffalo News,

Sabres forward Evander Kane put his hands on four people - three women and a man - at a Chippewa Street bar during the early morning of June 24 but he will face non-criminal harassment charges for his actions against just two women, two police sources familiar with the case told The Buffalo News.

The charges will be lodged in connection with grabbing two women – one of them by the neck - and are based on witness statements and surveillance camera video, the police sources said.

Kane also yanked the hair and grabbed the throat of a third woman, but she has not come forward to press charges, the sources said. In addition, Kane grabbed a bouncer after the bouncer warned the hockey star to stop his aggressive behavior, the police sources said.

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Afternoon Line- Tim Murray On Evander Kane

“If it’s true, then we have to deal with it the way we have to deal with it. If it’s false again, then I guess we have to come up with a different plan of attack on how to make sure that these accusations that may not be true, how we stop them.”

-Timn Murray, GM of the Buffalo Sabres on the report of an Evander Kane incident at a Buffalo bar.  More from John Vogl of the Buffalo News.

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Evander Kane Cleared Of Any Wrongdoing

from Dan Herbeck and Lou Michel of the Buffalo News,

Buffalo Sabres star Evander Kane has been cleared after an investigation into a sexual encounter in December.

No accusation was ever made against Kane, but an investigation started when a young woman who spent the night with him sought medical treatment at Erie County Medical Center and said she could not remember what happened.

The Erie County District Attorney’s Office and the Buffalo Police sex offense squad determined nothing illegal occurred.

Kane said at the time that he had consensual sex with the woman after meeting her in a downtown bar Dec. 27 and taking her back to his hotel room, sources close to the case have said.

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Morning Line- Evander Kane

"I haven't been in the playoffs yet in the NHL, but I want to be remembered as a winner, a guy who wins. I want to be known as a good teammate, a good guy, that gave back to the community in the towns he played in. That's something I do even though I don't look for the publicity.

"Obviously I also want to remembered as a player who could put the puck in the net, too, but definitely want to be remembered as a winner. I've won at every level up until the NHL. So I want to change that narrative in the NHL."

-Evander Kane of the Buffalo Sabres.  Pierre LeBrun of ESPN has much more on Kane.

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The Evander Kane Apology

from Gary Lawless of TSN,

Five water-cooler questions NHL fans, media, players and management are throwing around this week:

1. Did you believe Evander Kane’s apology?

Gawd, no. Kane’s apology was a scene right out of The Young and the Restless: heavy on the script, thin on the acting (Evander may be a model but he’s no thespian) and light on the contrition. Were you on the edge of your seat, waiting to see if a single tear would roll down his cheek?

C’mon. This isn’t a kid we’re talking about anymore. Kane is 24 and in his seventh NHL season. He’s a veteran now. He’s supposed to be a leader. He’s been run out of one NHL dressing room and remains the subject of a criminal investigation in Buffalo.

Did Kane suddenly realize missing an NHL practice when an organization is paying him $6 million for his services is a no-no? He understands there are consequences to his actions.

Playing in the NHL is an immense privilege that comes with a lot of responsibility. There are rules. Kane just doesn’t want to live within them. His teammates in Winnipeg said as much. Now Kane’s actions in Buffalo say the same.

contiinue for four more "water-cooler" questions including trade bait and Stamkos...

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The Two Sides Of Evander Kane

from Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News,

What you get from Evander Kane, when he’s healthy, is some pretty good hockey. But the Buffalo Sabres are finding out what folks in Winnipeg made well-known last year: To get that hockey, you have to accept Kane’s package of distractions as well.

The burly winger, one of Buffalo’s hottest scorers of late, will not be playing Tuesday night against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre after oversleeping and missing practice Monday in First Niagara Center.

But this was no simple wonky alarm clock. Kane posted photos on social media showing him at Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game in Toronto with his sister – and then pictures on his Snapchat account of some drinking escapades after the game. Those pictures were deleted early Monday afternoon but continued to make the rounds on the Internet during the day.

A grim-faced and clearly annoyed coach Dan Bylsma announced the 24-year-old called him and General Manager Tim Murray on Monday morning to tell them he would not be at the workout.

“He slept in, called Tim and myself, broke a team rule,” said Bylsma. “We’ll be dealing with it internally but he will not be playing in Ottawa. I’m disappointed.”

Pointing out that “I know someone who has Twitter,” Bylsma said he had seen the pictures of Kane in question.

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Evander Kane Misses Practice

 

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Evander Kane Returns To Winnipeg On Sunday

from Damien Cox of Sportsnet,

Kane wanted out of Winnipeg last season and got his wish, leaving lots of bad feelings behind even though the pieces acquired for Kane and rearguard Zach Bogosian in the Feb. 11 trade by Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff – notably winger Drew Stafford and defenceman Tyler Myers – helped fuel Winnipeg’s charge to the post-season.

Kane scored 30 goals one season in a Jets uniform, but eventually he didn’t see Winnipeg as the place he wanted to be around the same time the hockey club decided it needed to move on. So what does he expect when he returns to play in a Buffalo Sabres uniform on Sunday?

“It was my first time being traded, so it will be a new experience for me going back and playing against a team I used to play for. It will be interesting and, uh, entertaining,” he said with a smile.

“I’ll probably be just as entertained as everyone else. I just have to wait to see what the entertainment is going to be. But I know there’s going to be a hockey game and I’ll be participating in that.”

True enough, and one between a Jets team that expected to be much further ahead of Buffalo in the standings than it is right now.

But there could well be a cringe factor, too, depending on how upset Winnipeg fans remain from Kane’s exit, how personally these Manitobans took this episode in their beloved team’s history.

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Evander Kane After Practice Today

via John Vogl of the Buffalo News,

Evander Kane, who is the subject of sex-offense investigation by Buffalo police, said Monday he has done nothing wrong.

"Obviously, you guys are all aware of the situation that occurred or that’s going on right now," the Sabres forward said in First Niagara Center. "There’s not a whole lot I can say. I just want to say I’ve done nothing wrong. I look forward to clearing my name.

"I respect the legal process and unfortunately at this time there’s not much more I can talk about it."

Kane then departed the media scrum in the Sabres' dressing room without taking questions.

The left winger addressed his teammates before the morning skate, then took part in the workout. He skated on his regular line and is expected to play Monday night against Washington.

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Report- Evander Kane Being Investigated For A Sex Offense

from Joseph Popiolkowsk, Lou Michel and Tim Graham of the Buffalo News,

Evander Kane, a Buffalo Sabres left winger, is the subject of a sex offense investigation by Buffalo police for an incident that allegedly occurred Sunday morning in a downtown hotel room near First Niagara Center, three police sources have told The Buffalo News.

Kane has not been charged with any crime, and law enforcement officials would confirm only that there is an ongoing investigation by officers from the department’s Sex Offense Squad.

“We have an investigation ongoing,” a Buffalo police source said. “We are not naming the suspect, and we do not expect it to be resolved in the very near future.”

Another law enforcement source said the woman was having “memory issues.”

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added 6:33pm, via Tim Graham tweets,

Statement from Sabres: "We take the allegation made today against Evander Kane very seriously. We are gathering facts ..." 

... "been in touch with the NHL and Evander's representatives. Until we have more information we will not have any additional comment."

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Video- The Jets Have Had Enough Of Talking About Evander Kane

via Sportsnet,

Jets forwards Blake Wheeler and Andrew Ladd says it’s frustrating to keep talking about a player no longer on the team, but have moved on from Evander Kane, hoping he can soon do the same.

 

 

If you missed what Kane said about Winnipeg yesterday, start here.

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MCL Injury Will Keep Evander Kane Out Of The Lineup For At Least A Month

 

 

 

added 1:22pm, via John Vogl of the Buffalo News,

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