Evander Kane LW BUF 3 months ago

Kane (shoulder) skated Wednesday for the first time since having shoulder surgery in early February, NHL.com reports.

Kane was given a recovery timetable of four-to-six months, but his agent recently said the 23-year-old is ahead of schedule. Kane will likely be back to full health for the start of training camp in his first season with the Sabres.

Evander Kane LW BUF 3 months ago

Kane is recovering well from shoulder surgery and will be back sooner than expected, WGR 550 reports.

The initial time table for Kane was four-to-six months, but it appears that he will be back on the short end of that spectrum. This will allow him to get some additional ice time in during the off season and start next year fully healthy.

Evander Kane LW BUF 5 months ago

Kane, who underwent surgery on the labrum in his shoulder in February, is out of his sling, but Kane is still not close to taking the ice, The Buffalo News reports. Said the winger, "Probably not for a couple more months. I want to take as much time and be cautious of the shoulder and make sure it's 100 percent so I don't have any setbacks going forward."

Kane is expected to be full-go for training camp. The Sabres traded for him knowing his medical situation and gave up a lot to do so, and the plan is for him to have a prominent role as the Sabres work through a rebuild, one that may include a key future linemate for Kane with the team guaranteed of getting either Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel.

Evander Kane LW BUF 7 months ago

Kane has been nagged by a shoulder injury all season and welcomes a fresh start with Buffalo, reports ESPN.Kane's shoulder injury dates back to last year and admitted that the same shoulder has bothered him a lot over the past two months. Kane has also battled injuries to his ankle and hand this season, scoring 22 points in 37 games. Kane's excitement will have to be tempered, however, as he won't make his Sabres debut until next season. With a clean bill of health, Kane should be motivated to put up career numbers. He will be the Sabres' top left wing next year.

Evander Kane LW BUF 7 months ago

Kane (shoulder) was traded to the Sabres on Wednesday in a multi-player deal, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.Kane is out for the season after undergoing shoulder surgery over the past weekend, but with the Sabres not expected to contend for the next few seasons, the winger will provide the team with a foundational piece for their rebuild. Though Kane has yet to fully realize his potential since being selected fourth overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, the change of scenery could be exactly what he needs to ascend to stardom. Look for him to occupy the left wing on the Sabres' top line beginning in 2016, where he could be joined by either Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel, the consensus top two forwards in this June's draft.

Evander Kane LW BUF 7 months ago

Kane underwent successful shoulder surgery Saturday, Sara Orlesky of TSN reports.

As had been reported Friday, Kane will miss the rest of the season following the procedure. With a recovery timetable of four-to-six months, Kane should be ready to go for the start of the 2015-16 season, but it remains to be seen if he'll still be wearing a Winnipeg uniform at that time.

Evander Kane LW BUF 7 months ago

Coach Paul Maurice confirmed Friday that Kane would undergo shoulder surgery and miss the next four-to-six months, Tim Campbell of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.

Kane's season will come to an end as a result, but that doesn't necessarily mean the drama surrounding the 23-year-old will cease. Since Kane had been playing with the bum shoulder since the beginning of the year, it's fair to wonder if Tuesday's locker room incident with teammate Dustin Byfuglien influenced his decision to opt for the surgery now rather than after the season concluded. In any case, the prospect of a long-term injury will likely dry up most of the trade interest in Kane, though some teams could try to deal for the high-upside winger while the asking price remains depressed. Even if a trade fails to materialize prior to the deadline, don't be surprised if the Jets explore moving Kane during the offseason.

Evander Kane LW BUF 7 months ago

Kane, who was placed on injured reserve Thursday, is dealing with a shoulder ailment that may require surgery, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

The Jets are expected to make a call on surgery for the winger after team doctors evaluate him over the next few days. Following earlier reports that Kane had been a healthy scratch for Tuesday's loss to the Canucks after failing to show up at Rogers Arena for the game, the organization appears to be entertaining a trade for the enigmatic 23-year-old. While the potential of a long-term shoulder injury would likely cool the interest of most playoff contenders, several rebuilding teams could be still be intrigued enough to snap Kane up at a discount. A change of scenery might be precisely what Kane needs to fully unlock the vast potential that made him the No. 4 overall pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Evander Kane LW BUF 7 months ago

Kane (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, with the transaction retroactive to Jan. 2, TSN's Ryan Rishaug reports.

Kane's week has been a rather interesting one, as he missed Tuesday's game against the Canucks, after failing to report to the arena on time. He was reportedly upset with some of his teammates, due to an incident that stemmed from Kane wearing a track suit to a team meeting in which he was supposed to be wearing a suit. The odd sequence of events may have something to do with Kane's placement on injured reserve, but he's also been dealing with an undisclosed injury for much of the season. Trade rumors have been prevalent for the past few years, and such a move would seem to make sense, now more than ever. Assuming he stays with Winnipeg, Kane will be eligible to return from IR ahead of Tuesday's game against the Wild.

Evander Kane LW BUF 7 months ago

Kane was made a healthy scratch for Tuesday's loss to the Canucks after he failed to meet the Jets at Rogers Arena for the game, Sportsnet.ca's Chris Johnston reports.

Kane's no-show reportedly stemmed from an incident earlier in the day when he violated team policy by wearing a track suit to the Jets' morning workout. In an attempt to send a message to Kane, teammate Dustin Byfuglien tossed Kane's clothes into the shower following the Jets' workout. Kane would later inform the Jets via phone call about an hour before Tuesday's game that he would not be reporting to the arena. While it sounds like Kane has since rejoined with the team and reestablished communication with coach Paul Maurice, he missed Thursday's practice to receive treatment for an unspecified injury, which puts his availability for Friday's game against the Blackhawks in question. However, since Tuesday's incident wasn't the first time the 23-year-old's maturity has been called into question, it wouldn't be a surprise if the Jets seriously considered trading Kane before the deadline, even if his injury proves to be only a minor concern.