Months after San Jose Shark’ forward, Evander Kane, filed for bankruptcy; he is being suspended for misrepresenting his vaccination status.
The NHL stated Monday that Kane would face a 21-game suspension after being investigated for submitting a fake vaccination card. Kane released a statement apologizing to his teammates for violating the NHL rule. Calling the move a” mistake,” he said he would work hard to earn his way back on the ice.
“During my suspension, I will continue to participate in counseling to help me make better decisions in the future,” said Kane in a statement. “When my suspension is over, I plan to return to the ice with great effort, determination, and love for the game of hockey.”
Canada’s CBC News reported he would forfeit over $1.6 million of his season salary to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund. He was expected to earn $7 million this season.
“While we are encouraged by Evander’s commitment to moving forward, we are extremely disappointed by his disregard for the health and safety protocols put in place by the NHL and the NHLPA,” the team said in a statement. “We will not be commenting further on Evander’s status before the conclusion of the NHL’s mandated suspension.”