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.