Evander Kane held pointless in first game with San Jose Barracuda

San Jose Barracuda forward Evander Kane addressed the media after his first game with the AHL team. Kane was adamant that he is NHL ready and that he's made his stance clear on whether he'd like to return to the San Jose Sharks. Courtesy: Barracuda

Evander Kane was held without a point in his first game with the San Jose Barracuda in the American Hockey League.

The Barracuda lost 5-1 to the Abbotsford Canucks on Saturday. Kane had five shots in the loss, but said afterward in a video shared by the team "that I am NHL-ready."

Until Saturday, Kane's last professional hockey game had been May 12, 2021, as a member of the San Jose Sharks, taking on the Vegas Golden Knights. On Oct. 18, 2021, the NHL suspended Kane 21 games for violating the league's COVID-19 protocol by submitting a fake vaccination card. The Sharks subsequently placed Kane on waivers. After clearing waivers, Kane was re-assigned to the AHL, joining the Barracuda.

It is the first time in Kane's career that he is playing in the AHL.

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