The Sabres have decided to sit Kane

Phil Housley said the decision came down Saturday morning

Paul Hamilton
February 24, 2018 - 5:11 pm

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Washington, DC (WGR 550) - Chances are good that Evander Kane’s Buffalo Sabres career is over. With Monday’s trade deadline coming up, Phil Housley said Kane has been pulled out of the lineup, “Evander Kane will not be playing tonight. Management thought it was the best decision moving forward and the best decision for Evander.”

Housley got the decision today from GM Jason Botterill. Housley knows this is a business, but it also makes it more difficult for him as a coach, “It’s always difficult when you come to these situations. You’re taking 20 goals out of the lineup, but I understand the business part of it.”

Kane scored his 20th goal Thursday in Detroit. After the game he said he has no interest in sitting out, "I'm a hockey player, I love going out there competing and when it comes to sitting out, I understand the business side of it, but for me, I want to play every time I have an opportunity."

Justin Falk will also sit. Robin Lehner will start in goal.

Join Pat Malacaro for the pregame show starting at 6:00 when you’ll hear the full interview with Housley as well as talks with Zemgus Girgensons and Rasmus Ristolainen.

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