Sharks’ Evander Kane handed lengthy suspension by NHL for using fake vaccination card

San Jose Shark Evander Kane (9) skates off the ice during the first period of the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on Jan. 14, 2021 in Glendale, Arizona. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

MONTREAL – The NHL dropped the hammer on Evander Kane, suspending the Sharks forward for 21 games without pay on Monday for what the league called an established violation of — and lack of compliance with — the NHL/NHLPA COVID-19 Protocol.

Kane was being investigated by the NHL for the possible use of a fake COVID-19 vaccination card. He won’t be eligible to play prior to the

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