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Will Bloggs
July 2, 2024  (5:42 PM)
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Jeff Jackson revealed that Evander Kane is currently suffering from a hip injury and sports hernia
Photo credit: The Hockey News

According to a report from Jason Gregor, Oilers president and interim GM Jeff Jackson revealed that Evander Kane is currently suffering from a hip injury and a sports hernia.

Former NHL referee Tim Peel noted that Kane received 6-8 injections daily to stay in the lineup, but the severity of the injury eventually sidelined him. Jackson described evaluating Kane's hip issue to determine whether surgery or rehab will be required. This injury explains Kane's drop in performance and why the Oilers placed him in the press box for the remainder of the Stanley Cup Finals.
If Kane is out long-term next season, the team will place him on long-term injured reserve (LTIR), freeing up over $5.1 million in cap space. With recent free agent signings, it seems unlikely there will be ice time for Kane on the Oilers roster. Unhappy with his ice time last season, these new signings might convince Kane to waive his no-move clause and seek more playing time elsewhere.
The Oilers face several crucial decisions, including hiring a new general manager. The new GM must address key issues such as re-signing Leon Draisaitl and Evan Bouchard, and handling Kane's contract situation. Kane has two years remaining on his deal with a cap hit of $5.125 million per season and holds a no-movement clause, giving him control over any potential trade destinations. However, given his injuries, he will likely be placed on LTIR, allowing the Oilers to use his cap space
Source: OilersDaily
Oilers president reveals major issue with Evander Kane
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