Sharks' Evander Kane suspended three games after elbowing Neal Pionk


The Sharks' lineup of available players continues to dwindle.

After news broke Saturday morning that defenseman Erik Karlsson will miss the remainder of the season with a broken thumb, the NHL suspended Evander Kane three games for elbowing Winnipeg Jets defenseman Neal Pionk in Friday night's 3-2 win.

The Sharks winger was assessed a minor penalty for the hit, and Pionk remained in the game.

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This isn't Kane's first suspension of the season, as the winger missed the first three games of the regular season after shoving an official during a preseason game against the Vegas Golden Knights.

He will be eligible to return to the ice Feb. 22 in New York, when the Sharks visit the Rangers at Madison Square Garden.

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