Evander Kane is in his first season with the Sabres. ©2016, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Sabres’ Evander Kane won’t be charged after investigation

BUFFALO – Evander Kane won’t be charged after an investigation into a sexual encounter the Sabres winger had Dec. 27 at a downtown hotel.

The Erie County District Attorney’s Office and the Buffalo Police sex offense squad followed automatic protocols and determined Kane, 24, did nothing illegal. No criminal complaint was ever filed.

“After careful and diligent examination of all the known facts, including the results of forensic and toxicology testing, neither the provable facts nor the applicable law support the filing of any criminal charges or a prosecution in the matter,” said Michael J. Flaherty, Jr., Erie County’s Acting District Attorney, in a statement.

Kane, who’s in his first season with the Sabres, declared his innocence Dec. 28.

“I just want to say I’ve done nothing wrong,” he said. “I look forward to clearing my name.”

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