HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) — A league decision on whether or not NHL star Patrick Kane will be allowed to participate in Friday’s upcoming Blackhawks training camp is likely to come soon, according to statements made by league Commissioner Gary Bettman.
Last week, Bettman said the league would take cues from the legal process and look into things at the “appropriate time.”
The league will likely need to act, or not act, before this Friday, when the Blackhawks take the ice for training camp at Notre Dame.
League rules could provide the framework for a suspension. One league rule (Rule 18-A.5) says the league may suspend a player if a formal review decides not suspending him would pose a threat or risk to the NHL’s best interests.
Meanwhile in western New York, an investigation into alleged rape charges is still open, however, Kane has not been charged with any crime at this time.