Evander Kane is nearly through his 21-game NHL suspension for producing a fake vaccination card. Officially cited as, “an established violation of, and lack of compliance with, the NHL/NHLPA COVID-19 protocol,” the 30-year-old is now eligible for a return to the San Jose Sharks this coming Tuesday, November 30. But the team’s 2020-21 leading goal and point producer will likely not be re-joining his teammates any time soon.
Currently operating on a different schedule than the rest of the Sharks, the former Winnipeg Jet has been using the team’s facilities either before or after his teammates arrive for workouts/training sessions over the past few weeks.
Although Sharks management does have every right to dress Kane on November 30, all signs point to the team moving on from the offensive forward following his seemingly never-ending tirade of off-ice distractions.
Happy thanksgiving to everybody but Evander Kane
— Tyler Kasch (@TheTylerKasch) November 26, 2021
According to a number of sources, there are a few teams with interest in the former two-time 30 goal scorer should management choose to either terminate his contract or move him in a salary-retained trade. Kane’s $7 million-per-year contract concludes following the 2024-25 season.
Making the news once again this past week, Kane has recently gone on the record to state that his now ex-wife Anna Kane faked a recent pregnancy, to which he is demanding she undergoes a full mental health exam in order to be evaluated and to see if she is a fit to serve as a caregiver for his other child, to which he has temporary custody.
Currently operating on restraining orders from one another, Kane was earlier accused of sexual assault and domestic violence by his estranged wife, Anna this past September.
Kane says Anna has been lying to him about her pregnancy – or lack there of – since July. Still believing that she was to deliver baby No. 2 in February, Kane recently found out through medical bills that she had undergone an abortion this past summer.
He claims she had continued to talk about the baby, faking a large stomach and wearing a ‘pregnancy belly’ to deceive him.
According to court documents, Anna did not divulge the information of undergoing an abortion to Kane, which is within her rights. Anna did deny wearing any sort of deceiving medical device as an attempt to appear pregnant when around her ex-husband.
With Kane having requested a full mental health and medical evaluation of Anna to the judge working his case, a hearing will take place in December to which further information will become public knowledge. Kane is asking for full-custody of the couple’s child, while Anna is requesting the same.