The Winnipeg Jets announced on Thursday that Evander Kane, the star winger who whose healthy scratch revealed an unfolding drama among teammates, will be placed on injured reserve retroactive to Monday.
The issue, according to Sportsnet, could be a shoulder injury he’s played through this season. The real issue, of course, is that he’d choose this moment to potentially shut down for the season and go under the knife.
To reset the scene: Kane showed up to a team meeting in Vancouver in a track suit on Tuesday, which was a violation of the team’s dress code. Renaud Levoie of TVA reported that Kane believed the meeting was at the team hotel rather than the arena, and didn’t have time to change.
(And if you think that sounds like spin from Newport Sports, you’re probably correct.)
After the meeting, Kane either worked out or went to the trainers’ office, shedding his track suit. According to the Winnipeg Free Press, teammate Dustin Byfuglien threw Kane’s clothes into a cold tub “to sendRead More »from Evander Kane on IR; Byfuglien says misbehaving kids need ‘discipline’