Kane’s future is unknown with the Sharks as the NHL investigates a fake vaccination card
If found guilty of falsifying his vaccination card, the NHL will likely hand down a lengthy suspension. It’s not known if there could be any legal implications.
Losing Kane’s on-ice abilities will definitely hurt the San Jose Sharks but he takes too many penalties and they could use the space to get deeper. The mood/vibe during training camp has been its best in years according to coach Bob Boughner.
The coaching staff isn’t focused on Kane’s absence according to Boughner.
“There’s too much else going on, important things going on, to have to sit and focus on that,”
Tomas Hertl would be the Sharks biggest asset at the trade deadline if he’s not extended
Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic: If the Sharks are not in the playoff race at the trade deadline and Tomas Hertl hasn’t signed a contract extension, they’ll have to at least listen to trade offers for the pending unrestricted free agent center.
The Sharks haven’t given up hope on re-signing him. Get that sense that in the offseason teams called the Sharks about Hertl but were told that the Sharks were hopeful of being able to extend him.
Do get the sense now that Hertl isn’t likely to re-sign with the Sharks, but things can always change.