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.


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


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