Charges made against Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane are about to be dismissed.
Kane was arrested in July after allegedly grabbing three women by the neck and hair in separate encounters on the same evening in a Buffalo bar. The incident, which happened during NHL Draft weekend, created a firestorm around Kane and the Sabres, specifically since the alleged incident involved a physical altercation with women. At the time, he was removed by club bouncers and charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct, trespass and noncriminal harassment.
The judge will dismiss the charges only if Kane can avoid legal issues for the next six months. Kane did not speak during or after his appearance in court but his lawyer did say that this was not an admission of guilt and that Evander Kane still denies all the allegations.
“Evander has steadfastly maintained that he did nothing wrong, and that position hasn’t changed,” said his lawyer, Paul Cambria.
Kane has only appeared in one game this season before suffering an injury in a crash against the boards.