The San Jose Sharks will place Evander Kane on waivers, the San Jose Mercury News reported Sunday.
If the veteran forward clears waivers, he will be assigned to the AHL’s San Jose Barracuda, per the report.
Kane, 30, has not played this season and has not practiced with the Sharks since the start of training camp back in September.
On Oct. 19, Kane received a 21-game suspension from the NHL for violating COVID-19 protocols. He reportedly submitted a false COVID-19 vaccination card.
His suspension ends Monday, as San Jose plays its 21st game Sunday against the host Chicago Blackhawks.
Kane is in the fourth year of a seven-year, $49 million contract he signed with the Sharks in May 2018. He is still owed more than $20 million on that deal, per the Mercury News.
Last season, Kane led the Sharks in goals (22) and assists (27) while appearing in all 56 games.
He has 264 goals and 242 assists in 769 career games for the Atlanta Thrashers (2009-11), Winnipeg Jets (2011-15), Buffalo Sabres (2015-18) and Sharks.
(Field Level Media)