Kane was kept out of the 3-2 overtime loss to the Canucks by head coach Paul Maurice because he wore a track suit to the arena, a violation of the club’s dress code, according to Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press.
It’s the second time Maurice has made Kane a healthy scratch due to disciplinary reasons.
He has also been in the media spotlight for his off-ice antics, including earlier this season when he posted a photo on his Instagram account in which he appears to be doing pushups with bundles of U.S. currency on his back, while part of the Las Vegas skyline is visible in the background.
The photo was a sequel of sorts to Kane's "money phone" picture from 2012, in which he's shown holding bundles of cash to his ear, also in Las Vegas.
Twitter has been lit up since Tuesday with speculation about a rift between the coach and the power forward, and potential trade rumours.
Kane is in the middle of a six-year, $31.5 US contract that expires in 2018. The 23-year-old Vancouver native has scored 10 goals and added 12 assists in 37 games this season.