Evander Kane took the ice for the Buffalo Sabres on Monday night for the first time since he became the subject of a sexual assault investigation. Kane and the Sabres lost to the Washington Capitals 2-0.
"I enjoy playing hockey. I enjoyed being around the rink, around the guys and playing in this league. I don't take that lightly," said Kane following the game.
A police source told 7 Eyewitness News the incident allegedly involving the 24-year-old Sabres forward occurred early Sunday morning.
Kane said Monday morning that he had "done nothing wrong" and "looks forward to clearing his name".
Kane has not been charged with any crime.
Below is a recap of Monday game from the Associated Press:
Braden Holtby made 31 saves and Alex Ovechkin scored to lead the Washington Capitals over the Buffalo Sabres 2-0 on Monday night for their eight straight win.
Ovechkin scored 19 seconds into the second period and Jay Beagle scored about 12 minutes later to help the Eastern Conference-leading Capitals improve to 27-6-2, the best start in franchise history.
Washington has earned a point in 15 of its last 16 games and trails the Dallas Stars by one point for the NHL lead.
Holtby got his 22nd career shutout and second this season. He leads the NHL with 23 victories and is 15-0-1 in his last 17 games.
Linus Ullmark made 24 saves for the Sabres.
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