Sharks acquire Kane

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The San Jose Sharks have acquired forward Evander Kane from the Buffalo Sabres in a move to upgrade their depleted forward group.

The Sharks dealt a 2019 conditional draft pick, prospect Danny O'Regan and a 2020 conditional draft pick to the Sabres on Monday to add a high-scoring winger just before the trade deadline.

San Jose never replaced forward Patrick Marleau after he left as a free agent last July for Toronto, waiting for the right moment to add a top six forward.

With center Joe Thornton sidelined with a knee injury and the Sharks fighting for a playoff spot, general manager Doug Wilson pounced at the deadline.

Kane has 20 goals and 20 assists in 61 games for the Sabres.

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AP Hockey Writer John Wawrow and freelancer Mark Ludwiczak in Buffalo, New York, contributed to this report

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