Daly: NHL supports decision for Kane to attend ‘Hawks camp

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The Chicago Blackhawks has drawn criticism for their handling of the Patrick Kane situation, but when it comes to the decision to let him attend training camp, the NHL stands by them.

“We have been in close contact with the Blackhawks’ organization over the last seven days and given the circumstances as they exist now, we are supportive of the organization’s decision,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said, per TVA Sports’ Renaud Lavoie.

Until today, Kane hadn’t spoken publicly since he became the subject of a police investigation. He expressed his innocence during a press conference this afternoon, but declined to answer questions from reporters.

The handling of the press conference led to accusations of the organization being tone deaf.

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