Despite the ongoing police investigation in his hometown of Buffalo, Patrick Kane is expected to attend Blackhawks training camp this weekend.
Is this the right move?
On one hand, Kane's presence may cause a distraction. On the other, he has not been charged with a crime and deserves the right for the legal process to play itself out.
CSN Blackhawks analyst Eddie Olczyk joined Kap and Co. on ESPN 1000 to discuss the decision.
"I trust the decision that the organization will make, is going to make, (and) any move that they make," he said. "Obviously these are types of decisions made by (Chairman) Rocky Wirtz, (President & CEO) John McDonough, (Executive Vice President) Jay Blunk.
"... A lot of people have asked me about it, and I have no idea. I have no idea what's going on and until we have information then you can go ahead and elaborate."
Joel Quenneville is entering his 19th season as an NHL head coach, and this may be his most challenging training camp yet.
Not only will he be tasked with trying to get many young and new faces acclimated with the Blackhawks' style of play, but he must do so while attempting to prevent off-ice issues from distracting on-ice play.
But Olczyk is confident the Blackhawks head coach will know how to handle the situation.
"Joel's been around the block. There are very few guys that have the experience to be able to handle really any situation," Olczyk said. "Again, nobody knows what's going on. He's a player, and he's on the roster.
"We'll see what happens in the next couple of days and go from there, but as far as Joel and his staff, Joel will handle it perfectly."