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Sharks, Kane reach settlement on termination grievance

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San Jose Sharks
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SAN JOSE, California – Evander Kane and the San Jose Sharks reached a settlement on Friday over a complaint he filed over the termination of his contract last season.

The Sharks announced the deal, which they say has been approved by the NHL and the Players Association.

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“We are satisfied that its terms will not negatively impact the team financially or competitively for this or future seasons,” the team said in a statement.

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The Sharks terminated Kane’s contract in January for violating virus protocol when he played with his major minor league affiliate, the American Hockey League’s San Jose Barracuda. The termination cost Kane just under $23 million from a seven-year, $49 million contract he signed in May 2018.

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Kane and the NHL Players Association filed a complaint, arguing that the Sharks did not have a good reason for such a move. While this process was ongoing, he signed with the Oilers for the remainder of the season and re-signed for $20.5 million over four years at Edmonton.

The 31-year-old is in his fourth NHL organization after being drafted by Atlanta, moved to Winnipeg when the Thrashers became the Jets, and was traded to Buffalo and then San Jose. “. He fitted in well with the Oilers, helping them reach the Western Conference Finals.

Sharks and Kane agree to fire originally appeared on NBCSports.com



Source: sports.yahoo.com

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