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Sharks waive Kane over contract breach, AHL COVID violation

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The Sharks have placed Evander Kane on unconditional waivers with the intent to terminate his deal over a breach of contract and violation of AHL COVID-19 protocols, the team announced Saturday morning.

Kane had not played for the Sharks' AHL squad, the Barracuda, since Dec. 22 after entering COVID-19 protocols. The 30-year-old reportedly was symptomatic but had apparently re-joined the team on Thursday.

The Athletic's Kevin Kurz reported Saturday citing league sources that Kane traveled to Vancouver while he was COVID-19 positive, which played a major factor in the decision to terminate his contract.

Below are statements from both the NHLPA and Kane's agent, Dan Milstein. 

He played in five AHL games after returning from a 21-game NHL suspension for violating the league's COVID-19 protocols. 

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The Sharks are scheduled to play the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night at 4 p.m. PT.

Kane played 212 games in a Sharks uniform, notching 166 points (87 goals, 79 assists).