San Jose Sharks player Evander Kane announced the heartbreaking news that he and his wife had lost their unborn baby daughter, Eva, to a miscarriage on Thursday. Evander Kane, who has been absent from the Sharks' last six games, revealed the sad news on his Twitter.
"My family and I are heartbroken," Kane wrote in his tweet. "Words cannot express how excited we were to welcome our baby girl into the world and watch her grow. Eva, you have been the absolute biggest blessing of our lives, and we are so grateful for all the joy you brought us in such a short amount of time."
After sharing the news, Kane and his family received a massive outpouring of support from fans with thousands commenting on the post with their condolences for the young player and his wife. Some fans even went as far to share their own stories of heartache:
A message from my family and I pic.twitter.com/q8sPXQkWh8— Evander Kane (@evanderkane_9) March 14, 2019
Sorry to hear for your loss. My condolances Shark fans are here to support you and your family. Take all the time you need. #SJSharks— Zak Kroft (@Zakman200) March 14, 2019
Heartbreaking. All of #SJSharks territory is here for you in this difficult time. 🙏🏻— Chris Freeman (@KingzFan916279) March 14, 2019
Just met you three at sharks wine sampling ! You and your wife were glowing. I was worried about you all when you were not present because he said you were ready to play. As a mother, I understand both your pain and heartbreak. Your shark family is here for you always!😓— Bruna Maria Stroup (@bruna_stroup) March 14, 2019
"So very sorry for your loss, Evander. My first-born daughter Ava was born unexpectedly at 25 weeks and lived for 8 days. She’d be 10 now, and the heartache never goes away. Hope you can find peace in your love and support for each other,” wrote one user.
So very sorry for your loss, Evander. My first born daughter Ava was born unexpectedly at 25 weeks and lived for 8 days. She’d be 10 now and the heartache never goes away. Hope you can find peace in your love and support for each other. You’ll always be Eva’s Daddy. Much ❤️.— Nancy Pierce (@npierce33) March 14, 2019
Kane is originally from Vancouver. The last game he played with the San Jose Sharks was on February 26th. He did not travel with the team to Winnipeg or Minnesota this week and will not play during their next game as the team readies to face off against the Florida Panthers.
Kane graciously thanked his team in his post for allowing him to take time off to be with his family. San Jose is currently ranked first in the NHL’s Western Conference.