Evander Kane investigated for using fake vaccine card: reports

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By , Audacy Sports

San Jose Sharks winger Evander Kane is being investigated by the NHL for allegedly using a fake vaccine card, according to multiple reports.

The vaccine card investigation comes amid a concurrent league investigation into allegations of sexual assault and domestic abuse by Kane's estranged wife, Anna.

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The details of the alleged card fraud were unclear. The development was first reported by Front Office Sports, and later confirmed by other outlets, including ESPN.

The purchase, sale or use use of counterfeit vaccine cards is illegal in both the US and Canada, so Kane could be facing potential legal ramifications on top of the league investigation.

The 30-year-old veteran was already away from Sharks training camp, owing to the investigation into the alleged assault and abuse. Those claims first surfaced late last month when his estranged wife was seeking a domestic violence restraining order amid divorce proceedings.

Kane has denied the abuse and assault allegations through his lawyers.

The NHL's abuse investigation was revealed in the wake of the league clearing Kane on accusations that he'd bet on and thrown games. Those explosive claims also came from Kane's estranged wife, this time on social media.

The NHL said it found no evidence to corroborate Anna Kane's gambling claims, and a data analysis firm said there were no wagering irregularities around Sharks games for the time period in question.

The former No. 4 overall draft pick previously played with the Thrashers, Jets and Sabres. He signed a seven-year, $49M extension with San Jose in May 2018.

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