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Edmonton Oilers Evander Kane slapped with one-game suspension

Edmonton Oilers ahead Evander Kane has been suspended for one recreation and can miss Sport 4 of the NHL’s West Closing Monday night time (630 CHED, Face-off Present 4 p.m., recreation at 6 p.m.)

Kane was penalized 5 minutes for boarding in opposition to Colorado Avalanche ahead Nazem Kadri 1:03 into Sport 3 Saturday night time.

“It is very important word that this isn’t a situation by which Kadri places himself in a weak place instantly previous to the hit in a method that turns a authorized examine into an unlawful one,” stated the NHLs’ division of participant security within the video outlining the suspension.

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Kane was trailing Kadri into the nook within the Oilers finish. He used his follow shove Kadri within the again. Kadri, who toppled onerous into the boards, was injured on the play and can miss not less than the remainder of the collection.

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“This shove is delivered at a harmful distance from the boards whereas the 2 gamers are travelling at velocity and causes an damage,” the NHL DOPS added within the video.

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After the Oilers practiced on Sunday, head coach Jay Woodcroft stated he was optimistic that Kane wouldn’t be suspended.

“I believed Evander Kane took a five-minute penalty yesterday. That’s what he bought. He acquired a five-minute penalty,” stated Woodcroft, who was additionally requested about Nathan MacKinnon taking down Leon Draisaitl within the first interval.

“I believed it was a slew-foot. That’s my opinion.”

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