There is still so much that is unknown regarding the Patrick Kane investigation. And with a little more than a week to go before the Blackhawks begin training camp, whether Kane will attend is also unknown.
There has been no update as to whether or not Kane will join the Blackhawks when they open training camp at the University of Notre Dame next weekend, according to a team spokesperson.
Kane has been under investigation since early August, when a woman accused him of raping her at his Buffalo-area home. He has not been charged with any crime.
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Several outlets reported that the grand jury investigation into rape allegations, which was slated to begin on Tuesday afternoon, was postponed. The reason for the delay is unknown. The Buffalo News, citing two sources, said the delay “appears to involve the possibility of ongoing settlement talks between attorneys for Kane and the alleged victim.” But in a WGRZ story, anchor Scott Levin said a source told him that there have been no settlement talks between either side’s attorneys.
Pat Brisson, Kane’s agent, spoke to Sportsnet.ca on Tuesday about the matter.
“It’s under investigation. Patrick’s always been honest with me, and I do believe what he tells me. I believe he’s innocent in this whole thing. But we have to follow the law, we have to follow what’s going on. The hardest part is to see people jumping to the conclusions that he’s done this, done that. It’s been, what, a month now? Five weeks? And I just can’t wait for him to get back on track with his life. So on a day-to-day basis we talk. Obviously I’ve followed the advice of the legal council, we have to follow that guideline. But we’ll see where it’s going to take him. Hopefully soon we’ll have a conclusion to this whole thing.”