Evander Kane Oct 29, 2022; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers left wing Evander Kane (91) against the Calgary Flames during the first period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton Oilers left winger Evander Kane suffered a gruesome injury Tuesday night that left him bleeding on the ice and ended with him having surgery.

Kane fell to the ice after contact with Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Tyler Myers in the second period. As Kane tried to get to his feet, Tampa Bay forward Pat Maroon accidentally slashed his wrist with a skate blade.

Kane began bleeding on the ice. He immediately dropped his stick, grabbed his wrist and skated for the bench, where medical staff met him.

There were apparently some tense moments as Kane received treatment, with Sportsnet reporting that when Kane went behind closed doors, staff could be heard yelling, “Help! Help! Help!”


The Oilers quickly issued an update on Twitter, saying that Kane is “stable and has been transported to hospital for a procedure later this evening.”


NHL fans checked in on Twitter to share their concern for the injured player.

“This is so scary to watch,” tweeted one fan. “Evander Kane is one of the toughest players in the league. Seeing lots of disgusting comments about his well-being. I hope he recovers quickly and thank God it didn’t cut him in a direction that would’ve been life threatening.”



The 31-year-old Kane has played for five teams in 14 NHL seasons. He has scored five goals and eight assists in 14 games this season.

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