The San Jose Sharks placed forward Evander Kane on unconditional waivers with the intent to terminate his contract for breaching his NHL standard player contract and for violation of the AHL's COVID-19 protocols, the team said. Kane has played for the Barracuda, the Sharks' AHL affiliate, this season.

Kane, 30, joined the Barracuda in November after clearing waivers and being assigned to the AHL team. Prior to that, he was suspended for 21 games in October for violating the NHL and NHLPA's COVID-19 protocols.