According to reports, Oilers winger Evander Kane suffered a severe cut on his left wrist during the second period of Tuesday night’s game.

Evander Kane : What happened to | Wrist cut video

Kane was born on August 2, 1991, in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Perry and Sheri Kane, who named him after American boxer Evander Holyfield (he later met Holyfield at age 18).

Evander Kane : What happened to | Wrist cut video

Kane comes from an athletic lineage; his father was an amateur boxer and hockey player, while Kane’s mother was a college volleyball player.

His uncle, Leonard Kane, is a member of the Canadian Ball Hockey Hall of Fame.

Kane’s cousin, Dwayne Provo, played in the Canadian Football League (CFL) for seven years and spent one season with the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL).

What happened to Evander Kane

Forward Evander Kane was the victim of a gruesome and bloody scene on Tuesday at Amalie Arena when his wrist was cut by a skate blade during the Edmonton Oilers’ game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Evander Kane : What happened to | Wrist cut video

The Alberta skater was fighting for the puck with defenseman Philippe Myers when he fell on the ice early in the second period. Crowd favourite forward Pat Maroon, who was passing by, accidentally hit Kane’s exposed wrist with his skate.

The Alberta athlete immediately got up under his own power while holding the spot, visibly alarmed, while a bloodstain was visible on the ice.

The Oilers announced Kane is in stable condition and has been transported to a local hospital for a procedure.

“After suffering an injury early in the second period, Evander Kane is in stable condition and has been transported to the hospital for a procedure later this evening,” the Oilers reassured on their Twitter account.

Evander Kane : What happened to | Wrist cut video

The Alberta team finally overcame the loss of one of their key forwards to win 3-2.

Wrist cut video 

Evander Kane rushed off the ice after his wrist was cut by a skate during the Oilers’ game against the Lightning on Tuesday night in Tampa.

The Oilers forward fell to the ice after jostling with defenseman Philippe Myers in the second period. Tampa Bay forward Pat Maroon appeared to accidentally slice Kane’s left wrist with his skate as the play developed.

Kane immediately grabbed his wrist and headed for the bench, leaving behind a pool of blood on the ice. Maroon called for help as Kane skated past the Lightning bench.

According to the Oilers, Kane is stable and slated for surgery — though his teammates recognized the seriousness of the situation.

“You could see his face coming off the ice, it almost looked like he hurt something else going down and then he gets up pretty quick and you see it in his face and then you look back and there’s all the blood,” Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins said. “So obviously a scary situation but as far as we know, obviously I don’t want to comment too much on it but just scary situation.”

Edmonton was able to hang for a 3-2 win — Maroon had a potential game-tying goal overturned on review after it was revealed its never crossed the goal line — though Kane’s injury cast a pall over the rest of the game.

By Rishabh

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