CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane was on the ice Sunday afternoon during the Hawks' first practice since the Buffalo News reported that criminal charges in the Kane alleged rape case are unlikely.
Kane has been under investigation since august second, when a woman accused him of sexual assault.
"I'm not really going to say much about it until the district attorney addresses everything and he makes his decision," Kane said.
The case began unraveling when the Buffalo News reported that DNA test results didn't support the woman's claims of rape.
Still the accusations just before training camp threatened to overshadow the return of the Stanley Cup champions, but Kane's teammates say they're happy to see the case may be coming to a conclusion.
Kane is the Hawks' leading scorer this season with six goals and eight assists.
"When I'm at the rink, that's what I'm here to do," Kane said. "That's my job, that's my profession -- to be a hockey player. So with that being said, you worry about that other stuff when you're away from the rink."