January 9, 2018 | 7:12pm ET
SABRES SET PRICE FOR KANE
Evander Kane, left wing
The Buffalo Sabres appear to have finalized their price tag on left wing Evander Kane, who is expected to be traded prior to the Feb. 26 trade deadline.
Numerous teams are interested in Kane, who can become an unrestricted free agent July 1, but it appears as if most are waiting to see how they stack up against the competition this month before making any major impact trades.
During Tuesday night’s “Insider Trading” segment on TSN, TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reported the price set on Kane is a first-round draft pick, a prospect, and “potentially” a conditional draft pick if Kane were to sign an extension with the team he’s dealt to.
LeBrun noted most teams are in a “holding pattern” and want to see how the rest of the month plays out before committing to a trade for Kane, but if a club steps up and pays the price now, the Sabres will pull the trigger.
Kane, 26, has registered 16 goals and 19 assists for 35 points in 42 games with the Sabres so far this season.
The San Jose Sharks, St. Louis Blues, New York Islanders, Vegas Golden Knights, Anaheim Ducks and Boston Bruins are among the teams believed to have interest in Kane.