NHL to investigate allegations Sharks’ Evander Kane gambled on games

SAN JOSE — The NHL announced Saturday that it will conduct a full investigation into allegations made on social media by a person believed to be Sharks forward Evander Kane’s wife that he gambled on league games.

The Instagram stories, which appeared Saturday afternoon, said Kane gambled on Sharks games.

One of the Instagram posts from the account of AKane was directed to the NHL. “Can someone ask (Commissioner) Gary Bettman how they can let a player gamble on his own games? Bet and win with bookies on his own games?”

Later Saturday the NHL issued a statement saying, “The League was made aware this evening of a post on social media alleging that San Jose Sharks Player Evander Kane bet on NHL games. The integrity of our game is paramount and the League takes these allegations very seriously.

“We intend to conduct a full investigation and will have no further comment at this time.”

The Sharks, in a statement, said they have “been in contact today with the (NHL) about the serious allegations made against Evander Kane. We support a full and transparent investigation into the situation to maintain the integrity of the game and consistency with our team values.”

This breaking news story will be updated as more information is gathered.

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Author: Curtis Pashelka