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Evander Kane | Winger

Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/2/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 195
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Evander Kane (knee) has been placed on the injured reserve list.
The move is retroactive to October 9 when Kane played three shifts in the opener before leaving the game. He should be evaluated again next week. Oct 19 - 7:07 AM
Source: NHL.com

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Winnipeg Jets' head coach Paul Maurice said that Evander Kane's knee injury will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

"There’s a big area on how long it takes to heal these things up," Maurice said. "So, to be quite honest with you, it was better news than I was expecting. I really was not hopeful yesterday and that’s why it’s good you don’t say anything about it. So, better news, but he is going to be out of our lineup for the near future."
Oct 12 - 12:14 PM

If the Winnipeg Sun's Ken Wiebe is correct, Winnipeg Jets power forward Evander Kane could miss approximately two weeks with a knee injury.

That's a tough setback for a player many believe is a rising star (who also had a rough 2013-14 season and went through a tumultuous offseason). On the bright side, he might only miss between 7-10 games, which isn't as bad as some feared, although knee injuries can be tricky. Kane's best season came in 2011-12: 30 goals, 57 points, 287 SOG and 173 hits.
Oct 11 - 4:12 PM

There is no further update on the severity of Evander Kane's knee injury.

As soon as news breaks we will pass it along to you. What we do know is that he won't play either Saturday or Sunday night.
Oct 11 - 2:16 PM

Evander Kane (knee) is dealing with more than a "day-to-day" injury.

We still don't have a more detailed timetable to work with, but it seems reasonable to assume that Kane won't be available on Saturday or Sunday. He sustained the injury during Thursday's contest.
Oct 10 - 6:12 PM

Evander Kane (lower body) didn't participate in Friday's morning skate.

Kane left Thursday's season opener due to the injury. The Jets haven't provided an update on Kane yet, so for now he should be regarded as day-to-day.
Oct 10 - 4:33 PM

Evander Kane left Thursday's season opener after just three shifts due to a lower-body injury.

He was slightly off-balance at the blueline and collided with teammate Mark Scheifele. Kane was helped off the ice and he tried to return, but he left for the locker room shortly afterward. He ended up with just 1:24 of ice time and the Jets aren't sure what his status is yet. We should know more after he gets re-evaluated.
Oct 10 - 8:34 AM

The Winnipeg Jets top line of Evander Kane, Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler showed some great chemistry in the team’s final preseason game on Saturday.

The line combined for four points in the team’s 4-1 over the Flames. After a disappointing season, look for Evander Kane to bounce back in a big way in 2014-15. If the Jets want to make the playoffs, this line will have to produce throughout the season.
Oct 5 - 11:13 AM

Evander Kane contributed to two of the Jets’ goals in their 4-1 win over the Flames on Saturday night.

He scored and assisted. As someone who has no problem getting pucks to the net, Kane could easily return to the 30-goal mark this season. If he does that, 60 points can’t be out of the question, either. Blake Wheeler and Jacob Trouba notched the other goals. Ondrej Pavelec was asked to make 18 saves, and he stopped 17 of them.
Oct 4 - 10:47 PM

Evander Kane was back in the lineup on Tuesday after taking some time to rest last week.

He missed several days late last week due to minor issues. Kane didn't score in his return, but he was credited with four shots and eight hits in 21:45 of ice time.
Oct 1 - 9:51 AM

Evander Kane is excited by the idea of playing with one center this season.

"I think it'd be a big help," said Kane, who is projected to play alongside Mark Scheifele "When you have that consistency and get to know one another as a player -- and all three of you as players -- you kind of build something together as a unit. As much as it is a team, your line, the guys you play with every night, it's kinda you guys out there alone on the ice. When you have that chemistry and bond as a unit, good things happen. I've been a part of that before, but it would be nice to have something at the NHL level that is consistent." Kane has played a plethora of different centers over the years. Playing with Scheifele and Blake Wheeler could be just what Kane needs to get back to the 30-goal plateau and become the dominant offensive player many pundits believe he can be.
Sep 26 - 7:21 AM

Evander Kane is slated to play with Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler.

The trio skated in four games together in late January and they collected six goals and five assists. The Jets posted a 3-1 record during that time, but injuries to Kane and Scheifele put an end to the experiment. The combination could be one to watch and on paper it has the potential to be a strong number one line.
Sep 24 - 6:32 AM

Evander Kane believes he can become a 50-goal scorer.

Kane tallied a career-high 30 goals during the 2011-12 campaign, but he dipped to just 19 last year. While talented, it’s going to be a difficult feat for him to accomplish; Alexander Ovechkin was the only player to do it last season and Kane has topped the 50-point mark just once, let alone get close to 50 goals. "I said when I got drafted that I can score 50 and I know I can score 50," said Kane. "Playing with the right guys and playing with those guys consistently and obviously staying healthy is a big part of it too. The sky is the limit." More realistic expectations are 25 goals and 55 points, with the upside for more.
Sep 20 - 8:59 PM

Teammates Blake Wheeler and Evander Kane were involved in a bit of a controversy recently.

Wheeler told an ESPN writer that Kane needs to step up and be a leader of the Jets. It's a bit odd to see one player directly calling on another to do more as opposed to addressing the team in general without naming names. What elevated this situation further was Kane's decision to tweet Wheeler asking why Wheeler didn't text him if he felt that way. That of course raises the question of why Kane continued to address the matter publicly if he wanted to turn it into a private conversation. Either way, there's no question that Kane didn't live up to expectations last season and the Jets are depending on him to bounce back in 2014-15.
Sep 10 - 12:18 PM

There have been some shaky reports about Evander Kane's relationship with the Winnipeg Jets, but he told TSN 1290 that he's happy to remain with the team.

Only time will tell if such comments are just lip service - or if management wants to make a change - but Kane merely entering next season with a clear head would be helpful. Despite being limited to 19 goals and 41 points in 63 games last season, the expectation is that his ceiling is much higher. In fact, Kane seems like a great buy-low candidate as an emerging power forward who could threaten for 30+ goals and 100+ PIM if all goes well.

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Bryan Little
2Mark Scheifele
3Mathieu Perreault
4Jim Slater
LW1Andrew Ladd
2Evander Kane
3Adam Lowry
4T.J. Galiardi
5Chris Thorburn
RW1Blake Wheeler
2Dustin Byfuglien
3Michael Frolik
4Matt Halischuk
5Anthony Peluso
D1Tobias Enstrom
2Zach Bogosian
3Jacob Trouba
4Grant Clitsome
5Mark Stuart
6Adam Pardy
7Paul Postma
G1Ondrej Pavelec
2Michael Hutchinson