Edmonton Oilers winger Evander Kane was taken to hospital and underwent a procedure after a skate cut his wrist during Tuesday’s game.
Evander Kane : Wrist cut | Cut by skate | Wrist injury
Growing up in East Vancouver, Kane attended high school at John Oliver Secondary. In addition to hockey, he played baseball, basketball, and soccer growing up.
After beginning to skate at the age of three, he began playing minor ice hockey at eight. His father instructed him in his early years and initially wanted to keep him out of organized hockey until Kane was ten.
Kane played in the 2003 and 2004 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournaments with a team from North Vancouver.
At the age of 14, Kane recorded 140 points in 66 games with the bantam North Shore Winter Club, followed by a 22-goal, 54-point campaign to finish fourth in league scoring with the Greater Vancouver Canadians of the BC Hockey Major Midget League (BCMML).
Kane also played minor hockey with the Vancouver Thunderbirds, prior to bantam and midget.
Evander Kane Wrist cut
Evander Kane is expected to be out 3-4 months for the Edmonton Oilers after his left wrist was cut by a skate blade Tuesday.
The forward, who was placed on long-term injured reserve Wednesday, tweeted he’s “on the mend” the morning after he was injured in the second period of a 3-2 win at the Tampa Bay Lightning. Kane fell to the ice after a collision with Lightning defenseman Philippe Myers, and Tampa Bay forward Pat Maroon accidentally skated over his wrist. Kane quickly grabbed his wrist and applied pressure to the cut.
“Thank you all for the kind wishes and prayers from over the past several hours,” Kane wrote. “Obviously last night was an extremely scary moment for me and I’m still in a little bit of shock. I would like to thank the entire training staff of the Edmonton Oilers and Tampa Bay Lightning, along with all the doctors and paramedics who rushed to help treat and repair my injury. Without all of you, I know things would’ve been much worse and I’m sincerely grateful. I won’t be back next game, but I will be back and I look forward to being back on the ice playing the game I love alongside my teammates in front of our great fans.”
Kane went to the bench and eventually the locker room to be treated by medical staff. The game was stopped immediately for several minutes. The Oilers announced he was stable and transported to the hospital for a procedure.
“I hope he’s OK,” Maroon said. “When you look down and you see that much blood, you know there’s something wrong. Obviously, the boys are really worried about him. It’s a scary situation. You never wish that upon any player in the League.”
Cut by skate
Kane was cut on the left wrist by a skate blade Tuesday night and taken to the hospital with a frightening injury during the Oilers’ 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Oilers said Kane was in stable condition and scheduled to undergo a procedure on Tuesday night.
“The news that I’ve received so far, it’s very limited, is that he’s in a good spot,” Edmonton coach Jay Woodcroft said. “He’s getting well taken care of.”
Kane got tangled with Lightning defenseman Philippe Myers just inside the Edmonton defensive zone during the second period, and while on the ice was cut by Tampa Bay forward Pat Maroon’s skate blade.
“You cringe when you see that,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. “It was tough to see. Hopefully he’s going to be OK because you know, hockey, you battle against each other. It’s a war [but] we’re still a family.”
Kane grabbed the lacerated area with his right hand and rushed to the bench before heading for the locker room.
“It’s scary, certainly scary,” Oilers star Connor McDavid said. “I think you could feel the energy in the entire rink kind of just get sucked out. We’re thinking about him. We’re hearing he’s doing OK, but that’s obviously initial.”
Evander Kane Wrist injury
Evander Kane will miss three to four months after being cut on the left wrist by a skate blade.
The injury occurred during Edmonton’s 3-2 win at Tampa Bay on Tuesday.
The team announced Wednesday that Kane, 31, has been placed on LTIR.
Kane got tangled with Lightning defenceman Philippe Myers just inside the Edmonton defensive zone and while on the ice was cut by Tampa Bay forward Pat Maroon‘s skate blade 3:27 into the second period.
Kane was transported to a hospital and underwent a procedure Tuesday night.
The 31-year-old Kane, who signed a four-year contract $20.5-million contract with the Oilers in the off-season, has five goals and eight assists over 13 games this season.