The NHL has found “an established violation and lack of compliance with the NHL / NHLPA COVID-19 protocol,” according to reports. The AJLNH is the association of league players.
NHL protocol, like that of many other sports leagues, requires players to be vaccinated against Covid-19 unless they have a medical or religious reason to be excluded from the mandate.
The league also announced that its simultaneous investigation into the allegations of domestic violence against Kane made by his ex-wife could not be substantiated.
Kane released a statement through the NHL Players Association.
“During my suspension, I will continue to participate in consultations to help me make better decisions in the future,” Kane said. “When my suspension is over, I plan to return to the ice with a lot of effort, determination and love for hockey.
Kane’s suspension will keep him out of the ice until at least November 30, during which time he will miss more than a quarter of the 82-game NHL season.