Evander Kane apologizes, takes "full accountability" for missing practice

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One day after Evander Kane missed practice following a weekend in Toronto for the NBA All-Star Game, the Buffalo Sabres forward issued an apology.

“First and foremost, I want to apologize to my teammates for letting them down,” he said to the media on Tuesday. “Obviously, with me missing practice yesterday was irresponsible and I take full accountability for my actions with what happened.”

His reward for apologizing? A bag skate.

Kane said he wasn’t going to discuss the details of what happened and when asked if he was going to tone it down on his social media accounts, he reiterated that the weekend’s events “won’t be happening again.”

Kane will miss Tuesday’s game against the Ottawa Senators. No decision has been made yet whether he'll play on Friday when the Sabres visit the Columbus Blue Jackets.

“If you watch me play on the ice, I do take hockey seriously,” he said. “I think I can take it more seriously, and I think going forward you’re going to see that out of myself."

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