Kane accrued 26 PIM and was ejected in Saturday's 6-0 loss to the Golden Knights. During the second period, Kane committed a low hit on Tomas Nosek, and a whopping five penalties were assessed to the Sharks winger in the ensuing moments. In all, he picked up high-sticking, roughing and tripping minors in addition to a 10-minute penalty for abuse of officials and a game misconduct call that led to his ejection. This was a frustrating night all-around for the Sharks, with head coach Peter DeBoer even getting the boot, and their actions are sure to be reviewed by the NHL's Department of Player Safety to determine if supplemental discipline is required.
Kane scored a goal and assisted on another in a 3-1 win over the Flames on Sunday. Kane scored his sixth goal of the season in the first minute of Sunday's contest. The 27-year-old had been struggling of late, notching just a single point in his last seven games. Despite the slowdown in production, Kane has still managed 13 points in 18 games.
Kane won't miss any time after getting hit in the face with a puck, although he did require some stitches, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports. Fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief knowing Kane won't miss any time with what could have been a much more serious injury. The winger is bogged down in a 10-game goal drought, in addition to having been held without a point in four straight games. Despite his lack of production, the 27-year-old should continue to log heavy minutes (18:09 per game), including time on the power play (2:08).
Kane was named as the target in a civil lawsuit for an incident that allegedly occurred in June of 2018 involving a woman and an abortion claim, Jon Becker of The Mercury News reports. Kane denied the allegations with his lawyer stating, "We firmly believe that this lawsuit is baseless both factually and legally." The league will likely monitor the situation to determine if it warrants a breach of the code of conduct.
Kane notched a pair of helpers Tuesday in a 5-4 win against Nashville. Through nine games, Kane has managed four goals and five assists. His minutes-per-game are down compared to his career average but the 27-year-old forward continues producing regardless of how much ice time he receives. In addition to his two assists Tuesday, Kane dished out two hits and also received a minor penalty.
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