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A terrifying incident took place during Tuesday's Oilers-Lightning contest, with Oilers forward Evander Kane suffering a cut via the skate blade of Tampa winger Pat Maroon.
In the second period, Kane chased the puck along the boards but fell down awkwardly after getting caught up with Lightning defenseman Philippe Myers. As Maroon approached the tangled combatants in pursuit of the puck, his momentum moved him awkwardly into Kane as his skate sliced the left forearm or wrist area of the Oilers forward.
Scary scene as Evander Kane gets cut by the skate of Pat Maroon pic.twitter.com/nnVmFrSRd0
— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) November 9, 2022
Right away, Kane noticed the open wound and frantically skated to his team’s bench. A pool of blood was visible on the ice almost immediately.
Sportsnet host Gene Principe reported he heard Kane yelling for help as he was running down the tunnel to the trainer’s room with paramedics and doctors.
Positive thoughts for Evander Kane here.
Maroon mistakenly cuts Kane's wrist with skate. Lots of blood - immediately.
Gene Principe reports, when Kane got to room, he heard "Help! Help! Help!"
— Mark Spector🇨🇦🇺🇦 (@SportsnetSpec) November 9, 2022
Kane was taken to a hospital, where he underwent a procedure late Tuesday evening. He issued a statement on social media on Wednesday morning, expressing gratitude for the quick and terrific care he received. Kane said he won't be available for the Oilers' next game, but will return when possible.
Kane has become a key member on the ice for the Oilers, playing heavy minutes while putting up five goals and eight assists over 13 games this season. He is in the first-year of a four-year, $20.5-million contract he inked after joining Edmonton mid-season last year.
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