Evander Kane
LW SJ
4 days ago

Kane generated a pair of assists -- including a power-play helper -- in Thursday's 5-1 home win over the Sabres.

EDGE Analysis

Kane was a secondary distributor on Jonas Donskoi's first-period tally, and for good measure, the agitating scoring winger was the direct beneficiary of a Logan Couture even-strength goal to give the Sharks a 3-1 lead with 4:54 elapsed in the third frame. Kane currently leads the team with seven points (four goals, three assists) in as many games.

Evander Kane
LW SJ
3 weeks ago

Kane managed one goal in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Ducks.

EDGE Analysis

Kane registered five shots in Wednesday's contest, ultimately scoring on only one of his attempts. Fresh off signing a long-term deal this offseason to remain in San Jose, Kane will be relied upon to provide consistent offense for a Sharks roster that has 2018-19 Cup aspirations. If he avoids injury, a second 30-goal season is well within the realm of possibility.

Evander Kane
LW SJ
1 month ago

Kane played on the Sharks' top line Friday, skating alongside Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski, Eric Gilmore of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kane, 27, will be looking to prove doubters wrong in 2018-19. The oft-criticized forward signed a seven-year, $49 million contract with the Sharks this offseason, after they acquired him at last season's trade deadline. In 17 games with San Jose, Kane tallied 14 points, adding five more in nine postseason contests. If Kane stays healthy and avoids becoming a distraction, a 30-goal season could be in the Vancouver native's future (something he's done only once in his career, as a Jet back in 2011-12).

Evander Kane
LW SJ
5 months ago

Kane (shoulder) inked seven-year contract extension with the Sharks worth roughly $49 million, Irfaan Gaffar of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

This deal is on pace with market value, but it is a large monetary sum for a player that has averaged less than 40 points per season during his nine-year career, even if that's more reflective of his inability to stay healthy than anything. The 2009 first-round pick spent his first eight seasons with rebuilding franchises that lacked playmakers, and his first taste of the postseason came this campaign. San Jose appeared to be the right fit. Kane managed 13 goals and six assists in 26 games with the Sharks, including the playoffs. The physical winger felt comfortable firing oodles of shots on net as well, ripping the puck 115 times to finish his Sharks stint with a 11.3 shot percentage -- the best of his career. Signing Kane to an extension means the Sharks will send the Sabres a 2019 first-round pick, and it may make it more difficult to pen another deal for veteran center Joe Thornton.

Evander Kane
LW SJ
6 months ago

After missing Game 2 following an ejection, Kane stepped up with a goal in his return, but it wasn't enough in a 4-3 loss in overtime to Vegas in Game 3 on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Kane has mostly shone during his first appearance in the playoffs, averaging just under a point per game in a teal sweater in the playoffs. If he can keep this up, the Sharks will have a real chance to get back into this series, and fantasy owners will reap the rewards.

Evander Kane
LW SJ
6 months ago

Kane (suspension) has served his one-game ban and will return to the lineup for Game 3 against the Golden Knights on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Kane saw just 11:47 of action in Game 1 before getting tossed from the contest. As a result, the winger failed to tally a point, while registering three shots, two hits and 15 PIM. Considering the Vancouver native notched four points in the Sharks' first-round sweep of Anaheim, getting him back into the lineup should provide a significant offensive boost for San Jose. Barclay Goodrow figures to head back up to the press box.

Evander Kane
LW SJ
6 months ago

Kane received a one-game suspension for cross-checking the Golden Knights' Pierre-Edouard Bellemare in Game 1 on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

This is a massive loss for the Sharks, especially in the wake of getting shut out by Marc-Andre Fleury in Game 1. Kane had three goals and one helper in four games against the Ducks in the conference quarterfinals, and he fired 21 shots on net in that span as well. The 26-year-old winger's physical presence can't be mistaken either, as Kane averaged two hits per contest in the regular season and postseason thus far. Expect Jannik Hansen or Joel Ward to enter the lineup in his place.

Evander Kane
LW SJ
6 months ago

Kane will have a hearing with the Department of Player Safety for cross-checking Golden Knights' Pierre-Edouard Bellemare.

EDGE Analysis

Considering Kane was ejected from Game 1 on Thursday for this incident, it shouldn't come as a surprise the league wants to speak to him. When you take into account the blatant nature of his crosscheck -- it was delivered to the face after the whistle -- it's hard to imagine the winger won't face at least a one-game ban, although postseason suspensions have been few and far between.

Evander Kane
LW SJ
6 months ago

Kane was ejected from Game 1 against the Golden Knights on Thursday, as he delivered a crosscheck to the face of Pierre-Edouard Bellemare in the third period of an eventual 7-0 road loss. The ex-Sabre was assessed a game misconduct penalty and five-minute major for crosschecking, amounting to 15 penalty minutes.

EDGE Analysis

While Kane's agitating style often works in his team's favor, it certainly didn't this time, and it wouldn't be the least bit surprising if the British Columbia native hears from the NHL's Department of Player Safety regarding the controversial play. Kane skated to a minus-2 rating and was blanked on three shot attempts in the rout.

Evander Kane
LW SJ
6 months ago

Kane notched a goal and an assist Monday, helping his side take a 2-1 lead in the series with an 8-1 win over Anaheim in Game 3.

EDGE Analysis

Kane's work in the second period helped hasten the Ducks' demise, as it was his assist that set up Joonas Donskoi's goal, which proved to be the one that sent Anaheim into a tailspin. Kane now has three goals and four points in this series, making him a great start on Wednesday, when the next game is.