There was a slash that looked to be intended for Deryk Engelland, but it connected with the official instead. After that, Kane was brought down to the ice and wasn’t too pleased with that, and then shoved that same official. Here’s a good look at it:
Evander Kane gets ejected in his last preseason game for "abuse of officials." pic.twitter.com/OAKcqPWf2I
— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) September 30, 2019
Kane had a bigger problem with the way he was brought down to the ice, saying it was an absolute joke that the official treated him that way.
“I get kicked out of the game for getting jumped from behind by a referee. I’ve never seen a ref take five strides,” Kane said, according to ESPN. “If you look at his face, he’s getting all this power and he’s trying to drive me into the ice, which is what he did. That’s unbelievable. Talk about abuse of an official? How about abuse of a player?”
On Tuesday, Kane was handed a 3-game suspension by the NHL.
“Poor Evander. So tragic. I wish he was on the ice. It’s always more fun when he’s on the ice. He’s weak. He gets taken down by a ref. It happens. Gotta get in the gym, no?”
–@reavo7five on @evanderkane_9’s 3 game suspension to start the season @KTNV @GoldenKnights #GoKnightsGo pic.twitter.com/Kn0QMffkkL
— Ross DiMattei (@RossDiMattei) October 1, 2019