Evander Kane LW BUF 20 Days

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 22 Days

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 25 Days

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 26 Days

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 27 Days

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 27 Days

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 27 Days

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.

Evander Kane LW BUF 27 Days

Coach Paul Maurice confirmed that Kane missed Thursday's practice due to an existing injury he's been nursing all season, Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.

Kane was banished to the press box for Tuesday's game in his hometown of Vancouver due to a violation of team rules, but his health now seems to be the greater concern for fantasy owners rather than any further disciplinary actions. The winger has elected to bypass surgery on the nagging injury to this time, but it may have reached the point where the pain was too much to bear. He was reevaluated by team physicians Thursday, and the results of that examination are expected to be revealed Friday. It may be worthwhile to prepare for a potential long-term absence for Kane, who has tallied 10 goals and 12 assists over 37 games this season.

Evander Kane LW BUF 27 Days

Kane was absent from Thursday's practice, Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.

Kane was scratched for Tuesday's game in Vancouver after violating a team rule, so his absence from Thursday's practice suggests he might have been placed under some sort of team-imposed suspension. The Jets have declined to discuss much regarding Kane's situation, but it's clear the enigmatic winger seems to be grating on the organization. It wouldn't be a surprise if a trade is engineered prior to the deadline.

Evander Kane LW BUF 28 Days

Kane was a healthy scratch for Tuesday's game against the Canucks because he violated the Jets' team dress code, Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.

Kane reportedly arrived at Winnipeg's rink for a midday team meeting in sweats rather than a suit. As a result, he was a healthy scratch for Tuesday's game against Vancouver. Tuesday marked the second time Jets coach Paul Maurice has made Kane a healthy scratch for disciplinary reasons. If Kane can accept that he made a mistake and is willing to move on, he'll likely be back in Winnipeg's lineup when they take on Chicago on Friday. However, it has long been rumored that Kane wants out of Winnipeg. If Kane is upset, he could very well elect to end his season prematurely in order to have surgery on an undisclosed injury he's been playing through for much of the season. If Kane does decide to shut it down for the year, it's hard to imagine a scenario in which the Jets' don't try to trade the talented 23-year-old winger prior to the team's 2015-2016 campaign.