NHL to ‘promptly review the information’ in the Kane case

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A statement from NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, after Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita, III, announced this morning that Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane would not face rape charges:

“In light of the statement issued today by the Erie County District Attorney’s Office, as an internal League matter, we intend to promptly review the information that may now be available to us. We will have no further comment until we have completed that review.”

Kane, meanwhile, released his own statement following this morning’s news:

“I have repeatedly said that I did nothing wrong. I have respected the legal process and I am glad that this matter has now been closed and I will have nothing further to say going forward.”

The Blackhawks had this to say:

“We respect the announcement today by the Erie County (N.Y.) District Attorney regarding Patrick Kane. The Chicago Blackhawks organization has taken this matter very seriously, and has tried to navigate a very sensitive situation while continually respecting the legal proceedings. At this time we will have no further comment.”

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