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Evander Kane | Winger | #9

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/2/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 211
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (4) / WPG
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Evander Kane scored his first multi-point game of the season during Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Oilers.
Kane's pair of goals including the game-tying goal with just 29 seconds to go, sending it to overtime. He's now riding a six-game point streak with all of his three goals and seven points over that span. Dec 6 - 10:39 PM

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Evander Kane, who seems to be rounding into form after a slow and injury plagued start to the season, needs to shoot the puck more.

So says Buffalo coach Dan Bylsma. Kane averaged 4.2 shots per game in 2015-16, third most in the NHL. This season the talented winger is averaging only 2.4 shots per contest and Bylsma thinks that is why his production is down. All that said, Kane seems to be rebounding from his difficult start. If he can be obtained cheaply, do so, as Kane is a good buy-low target.
Dec 4 - 9:32 AM

Evander Kane scored his first goal of the season during Saturday's 2-1 loss to Boston.

What a relief. Kane's troubled season appears to beginning to turn around as he rides a three-game point streak. He has five points in 13 games thus far, with three points during the streak.
Dec 3 - 7:56 PM

Evander Kane is currently riding a 10-game goalless drought.

He's only played in 10 games this season, which means he's still searching for his first goal of the year. Much like his Sabres teammates, Kane has been struggling to find the back of the net. There's not much fantasy appeal in Buffalo's lineup. Other Sabres that are struggling to score: Derek Grant (no goals in 21 games), Zemgus Girgensons (no goals in last 18 games), Brian Gionta (one goal in 13 games), Johan Larsson (one goal in last 12 games), Kyle Okposo (one goal in last 10 games). If you can avoid using Sabres on your fantasy team, you'll be better off.
Nov 26 - 12:21 PM

Well, so much for that homecoming for Evander Kane.

Simply put, the Canucks balked at the Sabres' "high asking price" for Evander Kane according to Elliotte Friedman. And who could blame them? The oft-injured winger who consistently has (potential) legal troubles has not been able to put forth a satisfying effort in Buffalo. While it's true that Minnesota has also inquired, it seems unlikely that any team will pay a significant price for Kane. At this time, anyway.
Nov 20 - 8:56 PM

The Vancouver Canucks have made it known they're interested in potentially acquiring Evander Kane, but that appears to be on hold now.

Bob McKenzie is reporting that the trade is "no longer being pursued," but that doesn't mean it won't be revisited again at some point down the road. Kane, as you know, is a native of Vancouver and played for the Giants during his WHL days. The Sabres meanwhile have also made it known they're willing to trade the much-maligned winger as well. He has a point and 16 hits in just six games this season. He also carries a $5.25M cap hit through next season with $6M in salary as well.
Nov 18 - 9:38 PM

Evander Kane picked up his first point Thursday with an assist.

He didn't have a point in his previous five appearances this season. Kane was playing in just his fifth game since returning to the lineup from broken ribs. The Sabres need him to start scoring goals, though.
Nov 18 - 7:41 AM

Evander Kane is struggling following his return from broken ribs.

He has not registered a point in four games and has take some foolish penalties that have cost the Sabres some goals. Kane's struggles have not gone unnoticed by Buffalo coach Dan Bylsma. Kane was dropped from the first line to the fourth during the Sabres' 4-2 loss to New Jersey Saturday. "We need more from Evander Kane, said Bylsma bluntly. We expect Kane to rebound but we don't see a reason for you to start him until he starts turning it around.
Nov 13 - 9:15 AM

Sabres forward Evander Kane gave away a penalty shot in Friday's 2-1 OT loss to the Devils.

Kane held Devils defenseman Andy Greene in overtime and the referee decided to award Greene with a penalty. The veteran made no mistake on his opportunity, as he buried it to give New Jersey the win. "Tough play," Kane said after the game. "I was just trying to get back and obviously prevent him from getting a breakaway and what happened, happened."
Nov 12 - 8:21 AM

Evander Kane skated on a line with Sam Reinhart and Kyle Okposo in his return to the lineup from cracked ribs on Wednesday.

He wasn't eased back into the fold with 22:09 of playing time. Kane finished with two shots, two penalty minutes and two hits in his first game since Buffalo's season opener.
Nov 10 - 7:20 AM

Evander Kane (cracked ribs) will rejoin the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday.

Kane wasn't expected to return this early. In the end, he's coming back to the Sabres after taking less than a month off to heal from multiple cracked ribs. That's a nice boost for Buffalo, which is looking to bounce back after suffering a 4-0 loss to Boston on Monday.
Nov 9 - 11:33 AM

Evander Kane (cracked ribs) is expected to participate in Wednesday's morning skate.

He isn't projected to play against Ottawa, but his first game since the Sabres' opener appears to be imminent. Buffalo plays New Jersey in a home-and-home series on Friday and Saturday before visiting St. Louis on Tuesday. Kane is likely to return at some point over those three contests.
Nov 8 - 6:34 PM

Evander Kane (ribs) is close to returning to the Sabres lineup, but that doesn't mean he'll be pain-free.

Kane suffered a rib injury on the opening night of the season. He's skated on his own each of the last four days and is feeling better. He'll likely return next week, but don't expect his return to be easy. "He’s skated now four days quite hard, quite extensively, got good conditioning in his skates," head coach Dan Bylsma said. "He’s added some physicality to it, and he needs to continue to add more of that to see how he’s going to feel and react to the physicality. He’s going to be dealing with some discomfort and pain coming back from it. … It can be with you for a while."
Nov 5 - 7:47 AM

Evander Kane (cracked ribs) has begun to skate on his own.

There's a chance that Kane will even be able to return next week, although nothing is certain at this point. He last played on October 13th.
Source: NHL.com
Nov 4 - 11:49 AM

Evander Kane will have his harassment and trespassing charges dismissed in April if he stays out of trouble for the next six months.

He was facing one misdemeanor trespass charge and separate noncriminal violations of disorderly conduct and harassment. Kane is focused on recovering from the broken ribs he suffered in Buffalo's season opener.
Nov 1 - 7:33 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan O'Reilly
2Jack Eichel
3Johan Larsson
4Zemgus Girgensons
5Derek Grant
6William Carrier
LW1Evander Kane
2Tyler Ennis
3Marcus Foligno
4Nicolas Deslauriers
5Cody McCormick
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Sam Reinhart
3Matt Moulson
4Brian Gionta
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Zach Bogosian
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Jake McCabe
5Josh Gorges
6Cody Franson
7Erik Burgdoerfer
8Justin Falk
9Taylor Fedun
10Brendan Guhle
G1Robin Lehner
2Anders Nilsson