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Evander Kane suspended for crosscheck on Pierre-Edouard Bellemare

Had to see this one coming.

GLENDALE, NV - APRIL 26: Evander Kane #9 of the San Jose Sharks corss-checks Pierre-Edouard Bellemare #41 of the Vegas Golden Knights in the third period Game One of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at T-Mobile Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The NHL has suspended Evander Kane for one game following his crosscheck to the head of Vega Golden Knight Pierre-Edouard Bellemare. Kane will miss Game 2 of their second round series at T-Mobile Arena.

The incident occurred in the third period of Game 1 last night, also in Vegas. The Knights went on to win, 7-0.

Joe Thornton did practice with the team today in a white top-line jersey, alongside Kane and Joe Pavelski. It’s the first time he’s practiced without a no-contact jersey. Kane has been a force in replacing Joe Thornton’s production, so if Jumbo still isn’t ready to come back, Game 2 could be a rough one for the Sharks. Joonas Donskoi did not participate in today’s practice, as well.