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The San Jose Sharks have acquired Evander Kane of the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for a conditional first round pick in 2019, a fourth round pick in 2020, and forward Dan O'Regan to the Sabres in the deal.
The conditional first round pick becomes a second round pick if Kane leaves San Jose as a free agent this off-season. Kane is in the final season of a six-year, $31.5 million contract and will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie notes that there is currently no extension in place for Kane and the deal is expected to be a rental.
The 26-year old has 20 goals and 20 assists in 61 games with the Sabres this season.
Kane has played with the Sabres and the Atlanta Thrashers/Winnipeg Jets over his nine-year NHL career. He was drafted fourth overall by the Thrashers in 2009.
Kane's best season to date came during the 2011-12 campaign, when he scored 30 goals and tallied 57 points in 74 games.
O'Regan has played 19 games for the Sharks this season, registering four assists. The 24-year-old has seven goals and 18 assists in 31 games in the AHL with the San Jose Barracuda.