The San Jose Sharks were blown out by the Vegas Golden Knights last night, and now could lose a key forward. Evander Kane will have a hearing today with the Department of Player Safety over his cross-check on Pierre-Edouard Bellemare last night.
Kane appeared to cross-check Bellemare right in the face as the Golden Knights player was trying to break up a scuffle, leading to a five-minute major penalty and game misconduct. Vegas would score twice on the ensuing powerplay, making the score 7-0 in the process.
The 26-year old Sharks forward has been suspended just once in the past, but could put his team in trouble should he receive another ban today. The Sharks looked outgunned all night against the Golden Knights, and need him in the lineup to help climb out of the early hole.