Report: Sharks place Evander Kane on waivers; Matt Murray clears

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May 7, 2021; San Jose, California, USA; San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane (9) skates during the third period against the Arizona Coyotes at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

The San Jose Sharks have placed Evander Kane on waivers on Sunday. The San Jose Mercury News reported earlier that they would, and assign him to the AHL’s San Jose Barracuda if he clears.

Kane, 30, has not played this season and has not practiced with the Sharks since the start of training camp back in September.

Suspended Kane placed on waivers

On Oct. 19, Kane received a 21-game suspension from the NHL for violating COVID-19 protocols. He reportedly submitted a false COVID-19 vaccination card.

His suspension ends Monday, as San Jose plays its 21st game Sunday against the host Chicago Blackhawks.

Kane is in the fourth year of a seven-year, $49 million contract he signed with the Sharks in May 2018. He is still owed more than $20 million on that deal, per the Mercury News.

Last season, Kane led the Sharks in goals (22) and assists (27) while appearing in all 56 games.

He has 264 goals and 242 assists in 769 career games for the Atlanta Thrashers (2009-11), Winnipeg Jets (2011-15), Buffalo Sabres (2015-18) and Sharks.

Matt Murray clears waivers

Matt Murray and the Ottawa Senators did not expect to be here after signing a 4 year extension worth $6.25.

On Sunday, he cleared waivers and will be assigned to their AHL club in Belleville.

In his brief time with the Sens he is 10-18-1 with a GAA of 3.35 and SV% of just .892 in 33 appearances. Murray, 27, is also winless this season for Ottawa (0-5-0).

–Field Level Media contributed to this report