Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland confirmed Tuesday that he has been in contact with the agent of striker Evander Kane, who was suspended for 21 games on October 18 for violating health and safety protocols related to the coronavirus by submitting a fake COVID-19 vaccination card. Kane was then placed on unconditional waivers with intent to terminate his contract by the San Jose Sharks last weekend for a different breach of COVID-19 protocols.
Oilers star captain Conor McDavid spoke to members of the media on Wednesday about the possibility of Kane joining the club.
McDavid explained, according to Tim Campbell of the NHL website: “There’s obviously a lot of conversation going on. I’ve talked to Kenny and I think that’s why everyone likes Kenny so much because he’s an open book.” “He maintains that open line of communication with his buddies and we certainly know the situation.”
McDavid didn’t go into detail about how Kane’s controversial addition to the roster would affect the 18-14-2 Oilers side looking to patch the pictorial ship.
“Honestly, I don’t think this is a bridge that we really need to cross until it becomes more formal,” McDavid said. “At the moment it’s all just speculation. Evander is clearly a fantastic player and he’s had a lot of success over the past two years and whatever else is happening, it’s not something I look forward to very much.”
It was learned earlier on Wednesday that an investigation into whether Kane violated guidelines by traveling to Vancouver while he was supposed to be in NHL COVID-19 protocol last month could further delay his NHL career resumption. National hockey. While Holland has previously indicated that he believes in “second chances,” Kane may have already exhausted them in the eyes of at least some of the league’s executives.
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