San Jose Sharks head coach Bob Boughner said on Tuesday that his team was expecting the Evander Kane situation to be handled by the league, but chose to concentrate on their task at hand.

The 30-year-old forward was suspended for 21 games on Monday for falsifying his COVID vaccination status.

"We, as a group, put it outside our radar," Boughner said ahead of Tuesday night's game at the Bell Centre against the Montreal Canadiens. Boughner also indicated that his was unsure as to whether or not Kane would have access to team facilities during the suspension.