Evander Kane glad to escape 'fishbowl' of Winnipeg after 'overdue' trade

Jerome Miron / Reuters

New Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane met the media at his introductory press conference in Buffalo on Saturday.

Kane won't be suiting up for the Sabres this season after undergoing surgery on his shoulder.

"For myself, individually, it's a unique situation,” Kane said. "I'm already looking forward to next year, but the team's still playing. So it's kind of tough to balance that a little bit. But it gives me an opportunity to get healthy and finally get my body back to where it needs to be so I can perform at my best."

Kane added he's happy to leave the "fishbowl" of Winnipeg after an "overdue" trade, according to John Vogl and Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News.

Kane's time in Winnipeg came to a scandalous end, but he believes the public may not have a clear picture of what actually went down.

"There’s been numerous things that have happened in the past that are completely false, and we’ll leave it at that," Kane said.

He also addressed the negative image that's come to be associated with him.

"It really doesn't bother me as much as people might think it does. It gives me a good laugh sometimes," Kane said.

Finally, the left winger addressed the infamous track suit that was the centerpiece of reports in his final days in Winnipeg.

"I'm not really going to get into the details of what happened," Kane said. "Was I wearing a track suit? No."

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