Report: Sabres forward Evander Kane subject of sex offense probe
Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane is the subject of an investigation by Buffalo police, the team confirmed in a statement Sunday. "We take the allegation made today against Evander Kane very seriously,'' the Sabres said in the statement. "We are gathering facts and have been in touch with the NHL and Evander's representatives. Until we have more information we will not have any additional comment.''
The Buffalo News, citing unidentified police sources, said Kane is the subject of a sex offense investigation for an alleged incident Sunday morning in a downtown hotel room. The newspaper said Kane hasn't been charged, and police officials would confirm only that there is an ongoing investigation.
A police spokesman and Kane's agent, Craig Oster, did not return messages left by The Associated Press.
Kane's attorney, Paul Cambria, declined comment.
The 24-year-old Kane had a goal Saturday night in the Sabres' 6-3 victory in Boston. He has eight goals and five assists in 25 games this season.
Following Sabres practice Monday morning, Kane made a brief statement to the media, saying "I've done nothing wrong. I look forward to clearing my name."