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Police Investigating Buffalo Sabres Hockey Player Evander Kane for Alleged Sex Offense

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Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane is shooting down accusations of an unspecified sex offense after Buffalo police began investigating an alleged incident from last Sunday morning.

On Sunday, The Buffalo News reported that the Buffalo Police Department’s Sex Offense Squad had launched an investigation over an incident that allegedly took place in a hotel room near the First Niagra Center in downtown Buffalo, where the Sabres play.

Calls to the Buffalo Police Department have not been returned.

A police source told the Buffalo News that the investigation is ongoing, adding, “We are not naming the suspect, and we do not expect it to be resolved in the very near future.”

According to police sources who spoke to the newspaper, the 24-year-old Canada native has not been charged with any crime.

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“I’ve done nothing wrong,” Kane was quoted as saying on the team’s Twitter feed on Monday. “I look forward to clearing my name.”

The Sabres said in a statement, “We take the allegation made today against Evander Kane very seriously. We are gathering facts and have been in touch with the NHL and Evander’s representatives. Until we have more information we will not have any additional comment.”

The NHL also issued a statement about the incident, saying, “We are aware of and monitoring the investigation involving Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane. We will have no further comment at this time.”

Kane did not practice Sunday morning for personal reasons, the Buffalo News reported.

Kane’s attorney, Paul J. Cambria, and his agent, Craig Oster, did not return calls for comment.