Evander Kane apologizes for missing practice, promises it ‘won’t happen again’

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Though he’s yet to actually serve his punishment for oversleeping and missing practice, Evander Kane has expressed his remorse.

“I wanted to apologize to my teammates, the Pegula family as well, our coaching staff and general manager,” Kane told the Buffalo News on Tuesday, one day after missing Sabres practice because he overslept after attending the NBA All-Star Game. “It’s something that should have never happened. It’s something that I can promise you won’t happen again and it’s something that I’m definitely going to learn from.”

Kane was in Toronto on Sunday evening for the NBA’s ASG, and apparently enjoyed some of the city’s nightlife afterward.

He’d already played for the Sabres Sunday afternoon, scoring once in a 4-1 win over Colorado at First Niagara Center.

From the Buffalo News:

The party apparently went too hard and too long into the night. Kane posted some videos on his Snapchat page — which have since been deleted — of some drinking escapades after the game.

Shortly after missing practice, the Sabres announced Kane would sit out tonight’s game against Ottawa.