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“A completely flawed system in so many ways.”

Sharks winger Evander Kane described the NHL’s Department of Player Safety this way Saturday, after being handed a three-game suspension for elbowing Winnipeg Jets defenceman Neal Pionk in the head during Friday night’s win.

The 28-year-old posted a lengthy statement on social media Saturday, calling the decision-making process “ridiculous” in addition to the above quote.

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Kane also brought up multiple incidents similar to his current situation, as well as his suspension during last year's Stanley Cup playoffs. He cited what he calls a “major lack of consistency” in penalties and suspensions assessed.

The suspension was Kane’s second of the season, as the veteran missed the first three games of the regular season after “physical abuse of an official” during a preseason game against the Vegas Golden Knights.