The Sabres Report - August 2, 2016

Kane Pleads Not Guilty to Misdemeanor Charges   


‘”If he were convicted of a violation level offense, the maximum sentence to those is 30 days,” said Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael Flaherty. “If one were convicted of a B-misdemeanor offense, the maximum sentence to that will be 90 days. The reality is that for first-time offenders, whether you are a hockey player or just an ordinary guy, you usually rarely go to jail (for those offenses).”‘

The Sabres Report - July 28, 2016

Women at Chippewa bar detail aggressive action by Sabres’ Evander Kane   

Buffalo News:

‘The depositions by three women who were customers and a man who worked as a bouncer at the club, with names redacted, were obtained Tuesday by The Buffalo News.’

Court documents: Sabres' Evander Kane grabbed woman's neck, fought bouncer at bar   

Syracuse Post Standard:

‘When the bouncer approached Kane to talk to him about the complaints from several women, Kane responded, “I’m going to pretend I didn’t hear you.”‘

Five reasons the Canucks should pass on Evander Kane   

Vancouver Province:

‘Why stop now? Truth is, there is merit to it all, because if the Buffalo Sabres were ever to auction off their troubled star, the Canucks would be one of the teams interested.But should Vancouver make a pitch for Kane if he’s ever made available via trade? There are plenty who think it’s a good idea. It’s not. Here are five reasons why…’.

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   


‘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.’