Kane not participating in Sharks' camp as new investigation opens
"We take the allegations very seriously and have been in communication with the NHL," the Sharks' statement read. "The league will continue to have our cooperation regarding the ongoing investigation."
The new investigation is separate from the NHL's probe into the gambling allegations against Kane, which concluded Wednesday. It found no evidence the forward wagered on or threw any games.
Kane's wife, Anna, alleged online in July that he gambled and threw his own games as a result of deep gambling debts. Kane denied the claims at the time but did recently admit his gambling addiction led him to file for bankruptcy earlier this year.
"Our review of public and non-public documents relating to Mr. Kane, including data and analysis from a leading sports integrity service, and our interviews of those individuals most familiar with Mr. Kane’s on-ice performance over the past three seasons yielded no evidence to corroborate Ms. Kane’s allegations that her husband gambled on NHL games or ‘threw’ hockey games," the league said in its report.
Kane, 30, is under contract with the Sharks for four more years. He led the club in scoring with 49 points in 56 games last season. However, reports surfaced this offseason that San Jose tried to trade the winger and several teammates don't want him back with the team.