Kane not on Sharks' roster to open season pending NHL's investigation

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Evander Kane is temporarily unlisted as a member of the San Jose Sharks while the NHL investigates him.

San Jose considers Kane a non-roster player pending the results of the league's probe, which is looking into two separate matters relating to the winger.

A report emerged in late September stating the NHL was looking into Kane's possible violation of its COVID-19 protocols, while the other part of the investigation pertains to his actions toward his wife, Anna. One week later, a subsequent report specified the league was investigating the forward for allegedly using a fake vaccination document.

The NHL launched the two-pronged inquiry after clearing Kane of Anna's initial accusations that he bet on hockey and threw games. The Sharks star denied those claims but admitted to having a gambling addiction.

Kane, who filed for bankruptcy in January, is under contract with San Jose for the next four seasons. His pact carries a $7-million cap hit, but it's unclear how the ongoing investigation will impact the club in that regard.

The 30-year-old led the Sharks in goals and points last campaign.

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