With the recent announcement that Evander Kane has been suspended by the NHL for twenty-one games for submitting a fake COVID-19 vaccination card, the big question is what will the San Jose Sharks do with Kane after his suspension is over on November 30, 2021.
Kane stated, “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.”
Last season Evander Kane filed for bankruptcy where he is nearly $27 million in debt and faces six active lawsuits, court actions and administrative proceedings with lending agencies.
Chris Johnston was on TSN 1050 radio and stated that the violation of the fake vaccination card does not allow the Sharks to nullify his contract. He is still owed $28 million over the next four years which makes his contract untradeable.
Johnston went on to say, the Sharks can demote Kane to the AHL, buy him out or try and trade him with the Sharks retaining a big chunk of his salary.