Oilers’ Evander Kane Hospitalized Following Skate Blade Cut

Evander Kane with the Sharks in 2018
Evander Kane with the Sharks in 2018. Photo by Mike Wulf/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9478638t)

Edmonton Oilers forward Evander Kane was transported to the hospital after he was cut on his left wrist with a skate blade during his team’s 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.

After getting tangled with Tampa Bay defenseman Philippe Myers, Kane fell on the ice when his wrist was sliced by the skate of Lightning forward Pat Maroon three minutes and 27 seconds into the second period.

The Oilers have confirmed that Kane remains in stable condition following the incident and is scheduled to undergo a procedure on Tuesday night.

“It’s scary, certainly scary,” Oilers star Connor McDavid recalled of the incident. “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.”

Lightning coach Jon Cooper expressed his remorse for Kane, recalling the moment of the forward’s injury as being difficult to watch. “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,” Cooper remarked.