Blackhawks' Kane on camp roster amid police investigation
CHICAGO (AP) Patrick Kane is expected to join his Chicago Blackhawks teammates at training camp this week as he awaits the results of a sexual-assault investigation.
''Based on what I know, Patrick Kane will be at camp tomorrow,'' Kane's agent, Pat Brisson, wrote in a text message to The Associated Press on Wednesday after Chicago released its camp roster.
Camp begins Friday on the Notre Dame campus in South Bend, Indiana.
Kane is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in her 20s last month at his offseason residence near his hometown of Buffalo, New York, a person familiar with the investigation has told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because police have not revealed details of the case.
Kane has not been charged, but the case has shadowed the Blackhawks over the past month.
''It's a terrible thing,'' NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said last week. ''But we're going to have to watch the process play out and at the appropriate time, we'll make whatever decisions have to be made.''
The 26-year-old Kane was drafted No. 1 overall in the 2007 draft by the Blackhawks. The four-time All-Star and 2013 playoffs MVP has helped Chicago win three Stanley Cup titles in six years, including last season.
AP Hockey Writer John Wawrow in Buffalo contributed to this report.