NHL Rumors: Latest on Evander Kane Extension Talks in Edmonton

Sounds like the Evander Kane situation is getting even more complicated this summer as the Edmonton Oilers and Kane could not agree to a contract extension over the weekend. While his case is still being investigated off the ice, there's a small chance of potential he's sent back to the San Jose Sharks. What's more likely we see? Kane hitting free agency on Wednesday as the Oilers and his camp could not agree on figures.

Hockey insider Frank Seravalli recently commented on Kane's situation in Edmonton and had this to say:

Sources tell Daily Faceoff that the Kane camp, led by agent Dan Milstein of Gold Star Hockey, and the Oilers met on Sunday and made little progress in talks, which have been ongoing since Edmonton bowed out of the Western Conference final in May. Kane’s camp is steadfast in their belief he can earn in the range of $40 to $50 million on the market this week in a new pact elsewhere on the market. The Oilers, meanwhile, do not appear willing to sign Kane to a long-term contract. It’s believed the Oilers have presented a series of a creative shorter-term options, recognizing he may be the best stylistic match available to skate on a line with Connor McDavid as a true finisher with size and an edge to his game. But there is a limit to their interest.

If Kane does go to market and is only interested in the highest bidder, there's a chance he ends up with the New Jersey Devils, Detroit Red Wings or Seattle Kraken as all three teams are desperate for offensive help. Two other teams who may take a look include the Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Capitals.

** Update, the Oilers have given permission to Kane to speak to other teams as their latest offer of 4x $4.5 million per season was rejected.*

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