NHL to investigate Sharks' Kane after wife alleges he threw games

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The NHL will investigate San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane after his wife, Anna, made a series of allegations about his gambling on social media.

In three Instagram Stories posted Saturday, Anna accused Evander of throwing games to support his gambling addiction.

"How does the NHL let a compulsive gambling addict still play when he's obviously throwing games with bookies to win money?" she wrote. "Maybe someone needs to address this."

Anna also called NHL commissioner Gary Bettman into question, asking him how the league can "let a player gamble on his own games."

The NHL addressed the situation in a statement, saying it will be taking the allegations "very seriously."

"The integrity of our game is paramount," the league wrote. "We intend to conduct a full investigation and will have no further comment at this time."

The Sharks announced they have been in contact with the league about the allegations, according to The Athletic's Kevin Kurz.

"We support a full and transparent investigation into the situation to maintain the integrity of the game and consistency with our team values," the team said.

Evander filed for bankruptcy in January. He reportedly had $26.8 million of debt at the time of his filing and held assets of only $10.2 million.

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