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Evander Kane | Winger

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/2/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 198
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Evander Kane is looking for a fresh start in the 2015-2016 season with his new team, the Buffalo Sabres.
After sustaining a season ending shoulder injury in February, Kane will look to be one of Buffalo's main scoring threats after being traded towards the end of last season. Kane will be 24-years-old when he suits up for his first game as a Sabre as he looks to bounce back from a down year. Kane has a chance to be Buffalo's top fantasy forward next season if he can just manage to be healthy and should be a decent mid-round pick in 2015 drafts. Aug 2 - 8:38 PM
Source: NHL.com

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Evander Kane skated for the first time since his shoulder surgery in February on Thursday afternoon.

Kane certainly does appear to be "well ahead of schedule", as was reported last month. If Kane is indeed able to start the 2015-16 season healthy, he has a chance to lead a cast of scorers that includes veterans like Matt Moulson and Tyler Ennis. Plus young developing talent like last year's All-Star Zemgus Girgensons, and upcoming Sam Reinhart and presumably Jack Eichel.
Jun 11 - 9:42 PM

Evander Kane is reportedly ahead of schedule in his recovery from shoulder surgery, and he's expected to be begin the 2015-16 season healthy.

According to Kane's agent Criag Oster, "he is ahead of schedule on his recovery and the expectation is he will be completely healthy for the start of the Sabres’ season." That's fantastic news for Kane and Sabres fans alike. Through 361 career games with the Atlanta/Winnipeg organization, Kane has 109 goals and 222 points. He also has just one career 20+ goal season, when he scored 30 in 2011-12. Kane will be entering his seventh season and his age-24 season as well in October.
May 30 - 6:29 PM

Dan Bylsma is allegedly a frontrunner to fill the Sabres' vacant head coaching position.

Word on the street is that the Penguins were asked for, and granted, permission to the Sabres to talk to Bylsma about being Buffalo's bench boss next season. Permission was needed as Bylsma, who was fired last summer by the Penguins, is still under contract with Pittsburgh. Stay tuned.
May 23 - 8:52 AM

Buffalo Sabres GM Tim Murray currently has two first round picks in June's NHL Entry Draft, and he's willing to trade one of them.

It's unlikely they'll move off of Jack Eichel at second overall, but Murray seems to want to either move up in the draft or acquire another quality young player for his 21st overall pick in June. For what it's worth, the last three players selected at 21st overall were; Robert Fabbri (St. Louis, 2014), Frederik Gauthier (Toronto, 2013), and Mark Jankowski (Calgary, 2012). But Riley Sheahan (Detroit, 2010) is the last player to make an impact from that particular slot.
May 22 - 6:30 PM

Evander Kane believes that the shoulder surgery he had earlier this month won't force him to change his game next year.

"I’m not concerned about it at all," Kane said in First Niagara Center. "It’s not going to change my game. I’m not going to second-guess going into a corner and taking a hit. I have lots of time to get healthy, and that’s something I thought about coming to that conclusion to get the surgery done." Kane won't play this season because of the surgery, but he should be a candidate for a big bounce-back season in 2015-16.
Feb 22 - 9:47 AM

Evander Kane said he is looking forward to a fresh start with the Buffalo Sabres.

Kane was interviewed during the second intermission of Friday's loss to the New York Rangers. "I definitely felt a very warm welcome from everybody," Kane said. "From talking to management and a lot of the players, they’re looking to turn the page and I’m looking forward to it. I think it’s a great opportunity for me to come in and be part of this turnaround. I’m going to work as hard as I can to make this a better team." Whatever impact Kane has on his new team will only be felt next season because he had season-ending shoulder surgery earlier this month.
Feb 21 - 9:24 AM

The Buffalo Sabres and Evander Kane will have a press conference on Saturday.

It's likely to just be an introductory presser, but it's clear that Kane is being seen and utilized as their premier star attraction. That is until they're able to introduce either Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel in July.
Feb 20 - 10:59 PM

Evander Kane is excited to be a member of the Buffalo Sabres.

"There's a lot of excitement for the future in Buffalo," Kane told ESPN.com. "The sense I got from Buffalo is that yes they're rebuilding, but they’re not going to sit around and wait. They're looking to do something now. It's nice to go somewhere where you feel wanted and you feel that they want to put you in a situation to have success." His Sabres teammates will give him a clean slate and he's expected to be a key contributor next season once he recovers from shoulder surgery.
Feb 12 - 10:53 AM

The Buffalo Sabres have acquired Evander Kane, Zach Bogosian, and Jason Kasdorf from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for Tyler Myers, Drew Stafford, Joel Armia, Brendan Lemieux, and a first-round draft pick.

Keep in mind that the Buffalo Sabres have three first-round picks and two of them will come from playoff teams, the New York Islanders and St. Louis Blues. The pick the Jets are acquiring is believed to be either the Islanders or Blues, not the far more desirable Sabres' selection. Acquiring Kane is a big risk for Buffalo, but there's certainly a lot of potential upside. While Kane has gotten a reputation for being a difficult player to deal with and an underperformer on the ice, there's no question that he's still got the potential to be a star. The Sabres are on track to get a high-end center from the 2015 draft in Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel. Pairing either one of them up with Kane could have terrific results. Kane's out for the rest of the season, but he certainly will be an appealing gamble in fantasy drafts for the 2015-16 campaign.
Feb 11 - 11:44 AM

Evander Kane will have season-ending shoulder surgery.

This situation has turned into quite the mess for the Winnipeg Jets, but there's still a possibility that Kane will be traded before the deadline. He had apparently been playing through the injury and after Tuesday's incident with his teammates it was suspected that he might get the procedure done. Kane will need four-to-six months of recovery time.
Feb 6 - 12:57 PM

Evander Kane is expected to discover Friday if surgery will be required for his ailing shoulder.

The Jets placed Kane on injured reserve Thursday after he met with doctors. If he has to undergo a season-ending procedure then it will impact what happens to him on the trade market.
Feb 6 - 12:12 PM

Evander Kane (undisclosed) has been placed on injured reserve by the Jets.

He was absent from practice on Thursday because he was being examined by doctors for a lingering undisclosed injury. Kane appears as though he'll be traded by Winnipeg at some point, but his injury situation will probably play a factor in potential deals.
Feb 5 - 6:38 PM

Evander Kane reportedly skipped Tuesday's game against Vancouver after he was involved in an altercation with Dustin Byfuglien and other teammates.

According to multiple sources familiar with the situation, Kane was not on the team's bus and he missed a pregame meeting. He later told the Jets that he wouldn't be playing against Vancouver after several unsuccessful attempts to reach him. Kane did wear a track suit earlier in the day to a team meeting and sources say that Byfuglien threw those clothes into the shower to send a message to his teammate. Kane didn't meet up with his teammates again until the flight out of Vancouver. This situation with Kane just got much more complicated and other reports have indicated that Winnipeg has been talking with several teams about the possibility of trading the 23-year-old winger.
Feb 5 - 3:34 PM

Evander Kane didn't attend practice on Thursday because he was meeting with doctors.

Coach Paul Maurice confirmed that Kane has been playing through an undisclosed injury and team doctors will determine if the ailment needs attention. He was a healthy scratch on Tuesday after he violated the team's dress code.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 5 - 2:50 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan O'Reilly
2Jack Eichel
3Zemgus Girgensons
4David Legwand
5Cal O'Reilly
LW1Evander Kane
2Matt Moulson
3Marcus Foligno
4Cody McCormick
5Nicolas Deslauriers
6Jerry D'Amigo
RW1Tyler Ennis
2Brian Gionta
3Jamie McGinn
4Jason Akeson
D1Zach Bogosian
2Rasmus Ristolainen
3Mike Weber
4Josh Gorges
5Andrej Meszaros
6Carlo Colaiacovo
7Matt Donovan
8Mark Pysyk
G1Robin Lehner
2Chad Johnson