Report: Chicago Blackhawks expect Patrick Kane at training camp
The team issued a roster Wednesday morning listing all camp invitees. "All players listed on the roster released are expected to attend camp," a Blackhawks spokesperson said.
Kane's name was on the list.
Kane's status has been the subject of speculation since allegations of sexual assault became public early last month. Although Kane has not been charged with any offense, it was widely believed that either the team or the NHL would suspend him prior to the start of camp for contravention of the league's personal conduct clause.
No team officials have publicly commented on Kane since the allegations, but that will change soon. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Hawks president John McDonough, general manager Stan Bowman and coach Joel Quenneville will speak to the media Thursday. Players are likely to address the media as well.
The team officially opens camp on Friday at Notre Dame.
A grand jury in New York will is expected to consider the rape allegations against Kane soon.
We will update this post as more information is made available.