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NHL: Kane committed to aid Oilers cause

Veteran forward Evander Kane says he's committed to doing whatever is required to help the Edmonton Oilers be successful, after agreeing a one-year contract with the team.

The Oilers, 30/1 to win the Stanley Cup, announced the deal for the 30-year-old on Tuesday.

Kane was claimed off unconditional waivers where he was put by the San Jose Sharks on 8th January following an alleged breach of his NHL standard player contract.

The winger was in a fourth season of a seven-year contract with the Sharks, but hasn't played in the NHL this season. Last season, in 56 regular season games, Kane led the Sharks with 49 points (22 goals, 27 assists).

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Since being drafted in the first-round, fourth overall by the now defunct Atlanta Thrashers in the 2009 NHL draft, Kane has amassed 506 points (264 goals and 242 assists) in 769 regular season games with the Sharks, Buffalo Sabres, Winnipeg Jets and Thrashers.

He has scored at least 20 goals in the regular season seven times and in 29 play-off appearances he has contributed 13 points (six goals, seven assists).

The Oilers (21-16-2) have won three straight following an 0-5-2 stretch. They sit sixth in the Pacific Division and Kane is expected to join them on Friday.

Kane talking tough

He said to TSN: "I'm a guy that will do anything that I can to help the team win.

"If that's scoring, if that's hitting, if that's blocking a shot, if that's getting into a fight, if that's whatever it may be ..on the power play, on the penalty kill. I'll do whatever I can.

"I think nobody can debate that, that's what I've shown my entire career."

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