The Sabres Report - July 27, 2016

State Liquor Authority investigating Evander Kane incident at downtown bar   

Buffalo News:

‘Kane’s work as a celebrity bartender, or guest bartender, does not figure into the SLA’s investigation, but rather how the bar handled Kane’s alleged misbehavior that resulted in police involvement, a source close to the investigation said. Two other law enforcement sources said Kane was allowed to go behind the bar and serve drinks.’

The Sabres Report - July 26, 2016

Wayward winger Evander Kane would fill Canucks’ scoring needs   

Vancouver Province:

‘The Sabres have to also dump salary in two years to re-sign centres Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart and trading Kane to address other roster needs could also work in the Canucks’ favour. If Vesey goes elsewhere, the Sabres may want a left-winger in return, such as Baertschi, or a prospect like right-winger Jake Virtanen in a possible package deal. The Sabres also need a veteran defenceman to play in their second pairing and could be interested in Luca Sbisa.’

The Sabres Report - July 25, 2016

Sabres tank: Where are they now? Part 2   

Batavia Daily News:

‘After 29 points (12 goals) with the Hartford Wolf Pack in 59 games, Adam was not offered a contract from the Rangers this offseason according to the New York Post, making the 26-year-old a current unrestricted free agent looking for a home.’

The Sabres Report - July 24, 2016

Kane’s legal problems put Sabres’ Murray in bad light   

Buffalo News:

‘Murray wants Kane to stop putting himself in bad situations. Putting the puck in the net more often would help, too. Murray put his reputation on the line for Kane; the kid is trampling on it.’

The Sabres Report - July 23, 2016

Sabres’ Evander Kane charged with misdemeanor trespassing in bar incident   

Buffalo News:

‘“Without a doubt, he plans to defend himself against these charges,” Cambria said. He added that he does not believe the charges should impact Kane’s future with the hockey team.’

Sources say Evander Kane was acting as celebrity bartender when trouble erupted last month   

Buffalo News:

‘“That’s our contention. We provided a sworn statement to police yesterday that he was not trespassing, not ejected,” Piorkowski said. “We understand that someone associated with the bar has signed a complaint stating that he was trespassing. But the general manager, who was the person in charge that night, says he was not trespassing and was not ejected.”’

Sabres issue statement, league monitoring Kane situation   

Buffalo News:

‘Kane has a cap hit of $5.25 million each of the next two seasons and it’s known the Sabres were at least talking to teams earlier this month about a trade, but Murray is known to constantly be talking about many of its players.’

Kane should be free to travel with team, Immigration attorney says   

Buffalo News:

‘“If he was convicted of a crime of moral turpitude, that could affect his travel status, or possibly cause him to be deported from the United States. But the charges that have been filed against him have not, in the past, been viewed as crimes of moral turpitude by our government.”’

Sabres’ Evander Kane arrested, charged in bar incident   

Olean Times Herald:

‘In a statement, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the league is monitoring the situation but won’t take any disciplinary action at this time. If necessary, Kane will be directed to NHL/NHLPA behavioral health professionals for evaluation and counseling.’

Kane arrested for role in June nightclub incident   

Batavia Daily News:

‘Buffalo police reports stated in June that Kane was at Bottoms Up night club when a woman was threatened by Kane inside the bar.’

Sabres' Evander Kane charged with harassment at bar   

AP:

‘The arrest was made a day after investigators informed the player’s lawyer of the charges and requested Kane surrender himself, Buffalo police downtown district chief Joseph Gramaglia said.’

Sabres F Kane charged in bar incident   

The Sports Xchange:

‘”We are aware of the charges against Evander Kane stemming from an incident last month,” the team said. “Our organization will have no further comment at this time.”‘

Evander Kane surrenders to police for June bar incident   

WGR-AM:

‘Kane’s attorney, Paul Cambria, telling WBEN that the attorney for the owners of Bottom’s Up never called Kane a trespasser or filed a formal complaint against Kane.’

Sabres forward Evander Kane arrested   

WKBW-TV:

‘The 24 year-old Kane is charged with four separate counts of non-criminal harassment and one count of criminal trespass, a misdemeanor. He was processed at Central Booking and issued a ticket to appear in Buffalo City Court on August 1st.’

The Sabres Report - July 22, 2016

Sabres sign defenseman Erik Burgdoerfer to 1-year deal; Amerks ink goalie John Muse   

Olean Times Herald:

‘Burgdoerfer mostly played in the ECHL for four seasons before moving up to the AHL in 2014-15. The East Setauket native played collegiately at R.P.I.’