Report: NHL investigating Kane for alleged use of fake vaccine card
The NHL's investigation into Evander Kane's violation of COVID-19 protocols is based around the San Jose Sharks forward allegedly using a fake vaccination card, according to reports that Front Office Sports first published.
Kane was cleared in a gambling investigation in September, but the NHL subsequently announced it would be looking into two separate allegations against the veteran winger.
"Both allege potential wrongdoing by Mr. Kane, one involving serious accusations relating to his past behavior toward Ms. Kane and the other involving allegations of inappropriate behavior potentially jeopardizing the health and safety of club members," the league said at the time.
Fake vaccine cards are illegal in both the U.S. and Canada. The NHL hasn't outlined specific punishments for COVID-19 violations, but league rules state that if teams and players don't comply with protocols, sanctions can include forfeiture of games, fines, reimbursements of expenses, and loss of draft choices.
Kane is under contract with the Sharks through 2024-25. The team previously announced he won't participate in club activities while under investigation.