SAN JOSE (AP) – The NHL has raided Evander Kane following an investigation into his cross-border travel during the holiday season, paving the way for him to join the Edmonton Oilers.
A person with knowledge of the deal said Thursday that Kane has agreed to terms with the Oilers on a contract for the rest of the season, which comes with a salary of $750,000 and $625,000 in cash. reward. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract has not been announced.
Kane is expected to give momentum to the Oilers, who recently lost seven games in a row to fall out of the playoffs at the Western Conference. But this was only possible after the NHL decided not to take disciplinary action against the 30-year-old winger.
A law firm hired to conduct the investigation concluded that there was insufficient evidence to conclude that Kane “intentionally misrepresented his COVID-19 status or test results related to international travel.” his economy”.
In the first day of this month, the Sharks terminates the remainder of his seven-year, $49 million contract for violating virus protocol while participating in the American Hockey League. San Jose’s contract termination cost Kane approximately $22.9 million from the contract he signed in May 2018. The NHL Players’ Association filed a complaint on his behalf as to the reasons for termination. terminate the contract.
NHL in October Kane suspended for 21 matches for submitting fake vaccine cards. The Sharks put him on an exemption to send him to the AHL, where a protocol breach occurred that invalidated the rest of his contract.
Despite those issues and having gone through three NHL runs, there’s still a lot of interest in Kane, who has twice scored 30 goals and has gone past 20 in another five-season season. He had 2 goals and 27 assists for 49 points in 56 games last year against San Jose.
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