Evander Kane and Kris Knoblauch talking during the Edmonton Oilers practice.
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Evander Kane booted from Oilers practice after conversation with Kris Knoblauch

Published June 12, 2024 at 2:45 PM

Evander Kane got kicked out of today's practice after a conversation with head coach Kris Knoblauch as the Oilers prepare to face the Panthers in game three.

The Oilers are under a lot of pressure. If they lose the next game, the Panthers would be one win away from winning the Stanley Cup.

Today, they held a practice session and two players were absent, raising significant concerns. Darnell Nurse wasn't on the ice, and Evander Kane left after a conversation with Kris Knoblauch, according to multiple reports:

"Evander Kane and Darnell Nurse did not skate this morning.

Kane was out early but left after a conversation with Kris Knoblauch"

"Kris Knoblauch having an extended conversation with Evander Kane as the Oilers get set to begin practice. It lasted almost 5 minutes. Kane left the ice right after the chat."

Kane has been struggling with injuries since the start of the playoffs, which considerably affected his performances. While he maintained a physical style in the Finals, his offensive contributions dropped significantly (four goals and four assists in 20 games).

His status for game three should be confirmed tomorrow, but meanwhile, fans wonder if the conversation with Knoblauch was related to his health or if the forward could be bringing his usual toxic antics to the locker room at this crucial time for the Oilers.

Stay tuned as we try to get the truth behind all this. More to come.
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