February 26, 2018 | 2:11Pm ET
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SHARKS ACQUIRE KANE FROM SABRES

 
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Evander Kane, left wing

 

The San Jose Sharks have acquired left wing Evander Kane from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for a 2019 conditional first-round draft pick, a 2020 fourth-round draft pick, and centre Daniel O’Reagan.

If the Sharks re-sign Kane to a new contract, the Sabres will receive a first-round pick in 2019. If, however, Kane leaves the Sharks as a free agent this July, the Sabres will receive a 2019 second-round pick.

Kane, 26, is in the final year of his contract and can become an unrestricted free agent July 1.

In 61 games with the Sabres this season, Kane registered 20 goals and 20 assists for 40 points, and 57 penalty minutes.

The Vancouver native has played in 557 career NHL regular-season games, to date, with the Atlanta Thrashers/Winnipeg Jets and Sabres, and has accumulated 177 goals and 163 assists for 340 points, as well as 646 penalty minutes.

The Thrashers drafted Kane fourth-overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

O'Reagan, 24, picked up four assists in 19 games with the Sharks this season.

He was selected by the Sharks in the fifth-round (138th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.